- one late arrival at Norwood who parked on the zig-zag markings to the puffin crossing.
- one vehicle parked on Gunthorpe Road opposite Norwood School
- four vehicles parked on the single yellow lines in Haveswater Close at the rear of the school.
He reported that there was “no issue observed with cars being parked such that they encroached over private driveways. No cars were parked on Gunthorpe Ridings and no excessive speeds were observed during the visit, with vehicles able to flow freely through the area.”
Although it was also reported that at the start of Coniston Road 2 vehicles were parked in gap in between the double yellow lines. The cars were not causing an issue; however there shouldn’t be a gap in the location. Because of this the Officer is going to investigate this and implement the correct road markings as necessary.
However to conclude, Unfortunately the Network and Travel Manager feels that based on the observations he had made during the course of the week; there are no serious issues with parking in this location and that routine enforcement will tackle the issues that we do have; (e.g. vehicles contravening the existing parking restrictions).
Although this report is perhaps not what we had hoped for it is very important that we realise that we are not alone. The issues we are seeing daily; are occurring city wide. A recent article from the Peterborough Telegraph doesn’t mention any of our local primary schools as a problem area at this given time.
During this visit it doesn’t seem that any observation of Hallfields Lane, Cleveland Court or The Pentlands were made which I perceive to be a problem area for Gunthorpe Primary School; so I have questioned this.
I feel that work needs to continue to be done to prevent our local primary schools becoming one of the schools in a problem area. I will continue to work with all three of these Primary Schools to make sure that regular visits are made and that resources are regularly provided. It is extremely important that we work together for the Safety of the Children and I hope you continue to work with me.