Pupils say thanks for making the school run safer

Double yellow lines installed plus a reminder to drivers to park responsibly

Pupils at St Frideswide Church of England Primary School have thanked the team which has made their journeys to and from school a lot safer.

Following the introduction of a new residents’ parking scheme for Cowley Marsh, Oxford, Oxfordshire County Council received complaints that parking problems had increased on Rymers Lane, near the school. The council’s parking services team worked closely with local councillors and the headteacher to find a solution.

At short notice, double yellow lines were introduced on one side of Rymers Lane, stopping motorists parking inconsiderately and greatly improving the safety of children walking to and from school.

Councillor Liam Walker, Cabinet Member for Highways Delivery and Operations, said: “I’m really pleased our highways team has been able to help improve parking issues and road safety by the school. We do ask that all parents and residents across Oxfordshire help us by parking responsibly but, on some occasions, we need to intervene with measures like this.” 

Headteacher, Hannah Forder-Ball, added: “We would like to thank all those who worked so hard to ensure that the double yellow lines on Rymers Lane were put in place. It has made the journey to and from school so much safer for our families. Our house captains have sent a letter of thanks to the parking team and have sent a photograph of themselves on Rymers Lane to show how the situation has improved.”

The council is planning further improvements to the area with the introduction of a low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) for Florence Park. It will be surveying residents on the plans for the LTN later this month with the LTN implementation planned for early in 2021.