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School Streets

School Streets is a new scheme to restrict access to traffic outside some primary schools at opening and closing times. Find out more here.

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What is the School Streets scheme?

The council is restricting access to traffic outside some primary schools at opening and closing times. This will help reduce congestion and improve the local environment.

We are working in partnership with primary schools to launch School Streets, a pioneering scheme to transform roads outside schools, so that only pedestrians and cyclists can use them at school start and finish times.

Many schools experience traffic-related issues at the start and end of the school day. East Riding of Yorkshire Council have introduced School Streets to address these issues by restricting traffic in the streets outside some schools at drop-off and pick-up times.

The School Streets initiative aims to:

  • cut down on traffic and parking pressures outside the school
  • discourage car journeys to school and encourage more sustainable, active forms of travel
  • make the streets outside the school a more pleasant environment at the start and end of the school day. 

With School Streets we aim to create a more pleasant environment for everyone, while making sure residents, businesses, pedestrians and cyclists can still use the road.

Our School Streets scheme will also help children, families and school staff to socially-distance during the coronavirus crisis.

How does it work?

The street(s) outside a school will temporarily become pedestrian and cycles use only at set times in the morning and afternoon.

Vehicles are not permitted to enter the street between these times unless they have been granted an exemption.  There are gateway signs at the entrance to each restricted street with details of the times that the restriction is in force.  

What restrictions have been introduced?


An Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) legally restricts traffic from driving on effected street(s) around a school. This creates a ‘School Street zone’ at the beginning and end of the school day. Vehicles are not allowed to enter, exit or travel along the street(s) during these times unless they have a permit, display a Blue Badge or are exempt.  

The zone will be enforced by the Police, and drivers may get a fixed penalty if they drive on a School Street during restricted times. Times vary from school to school. 

How long is this ETRO for, and what will happen when it expires? 

The Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) will last for 18 months. During this time, the Council will monitor and review the School Streets to make any necessary changes with the aim to make the ETRO permanent.

What are the times of the restrictions?

The street(s) will temporarily become pedestrian and cycles only for 1 hour in the morning and afternoon. This may vary from school to schools. Signage will be visible near the school at the entrance to the restricted street(s). 

Please check on your specific school below to find out more information. 

How have you publicised this?

The schools involved in partnership with ERYC have been proactively contacting families and residents about School Streets through various means. 

  • The Council has informed local councillors about School Streets in their wards
  • The Council has informed local parish councils about School Streets
  • The Council and school have written to all residents and businesses located within the School Streets zone
  • The Council and school have written to all parents whose children attend the school
  • A press release has gone to local media and relevant parish councils, supported by social media communications

Who can register for a permit?

You can register for an exemption permit if you are:

  • resident living or working in a school street zone
  • a business in a school street zone 

Although we have created exemptions, we’re asking people to avoid driving during these times if possible. If you need to use your car during the restriction, please:

  • display your blue badge or permit clearly in your windscreen
  • drive at no more than 5mph. 

Who is exempt and does not need to register for a permit?

Blue badge holders, approved home to school transport, emergency services, healthcare workers/practitioners/carers, trades people (including builders/deliveries livery vehicles only), taxis, postal service, utility services, funeral cortege and refuse vehicles are exempt and will not need to apply for a permit.

Although we have created exemptions, people should avoid driving in the zone during these times if possible. If you need to use your vehicle during the restriction, please: 

  • display your blue badge or permit clearly in your windscreen
  • drive at no more than 5mph. 

What about teachers and other school staff?

If you work at the school, you may be issued with a permit at the head teacher’s discretion.

Where can I register for an exemption permit?

You can register online using the following button:

Apply for a School Streets exemption permit

School Streets will be launched on Monday 2 November 2020. If you are a resident living on streets included in this scheme you are able to apply, free of charge, for a School Streets permit.

Each household can apply for up to 2 permits.

Blue badge holders, approved home to school transport, emergency services, healthcare workers/practitioners/carers, trades people (including builders/deliveries livery vehicles only), taxis, postal service, utility services, funeral cortege and refuse vehicles are exempt and will not need to apply for a permit.

We ask that you provide us with your contact details in case we need to ask you for more information.

If you are unable to complete this form online, you can request a permit by:

Does this mean residents on those roads can't have visitors or tradespeople arriving (by vehicle) between those times?

Visitors

Please coordinate with any visitors to avoid arriving and leaving during the 1 hour window in the mornings and in the afternoons when the restriction is in force. Outside of these periods access will be unaffected.

The current set of prescribed automatic exemptions include blue badge holders, approved home to school transport, emergency services, healthcare workers/practitioners/carers, trades people (including builders/deliveries livery vehicles only), taxis, postal service, utility services, funeral cortege and refuse vehicles are exempt as typically it is not possible to set the times at which such services arrive on site.

Tradespeople 

All tradespeople carrying out works on properties located within the school exclusion zone will be exempt from the restriction and will not require a permit, however please co-ordinate any visit/deliveries to avoid arriving and leaving during the 1 hour window in the mornings and in the afternoons when the restriction is in force.

Are there visitor permits?

 At this time it is not proposed to provide permits to visitors

Please coordinate with any visits to avoid arriving and leaving during the 1 hour window in the mornings and in the afternoons when the restriction is in force.

I have a district nurse/carer that comes to visit me. What will happen to them?

District nurses, carers and similar support workers will be exempt from the restriction and will not require a permit.

What if Im already parked on the School Street?

If you don’t have a permit or exemption you cannot not drive in the School Street zone during the restricted times. Please wait until the restriction ends before moving your car. If you do move during the restricted time, you are causing a traffic offence and maybe issued with a Traffic Offence Report (TOR), which could generate a fixed penalty notice.

Will the street be closed with a physical barrier?

Not currently. A School Streets volunteers or marshal will be situated at the entrance of the street(s) concerned alongside apocopate signage to help offer advice and guidance to vehicles.  

Temporary, removable barriers may be introduced depending on the circumstances.

Who enforces this restriction?

An Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) means that it is an offence to enter an active school street without a valid school street permit. The Police will enforce School Streets and will perform random checks. They may issue a Traffic Offence Report (TOR), which could generate a fixed penalty notice to the offending driver.

What powers do those who are helping to staff School Streets have?

School Street volunteers will or marshal's, will, if necessary alert and advice drivers of the restriction. They will explain the reasons for School Streets to passers-by and drivers and offer assistance and guidance on additional parking provision nearby, approved Park and Stride venues, in line with current social distancing guidelines.

They do not have the power to stop people from driving in a School Street. They may however make notes of any registration plates they feel need to be followed-up by the school or the Police, as appropriate. They will report any incidents as appropriate. The Police will also check on the School Streets.

Which streets are affected by the restrictions?

Airmyn Primary School

  • Date traffic will be restricted from - Monday 2 November 2020
  • Road(s) with restricted access - Percy Drive
  • Restricted access times - 8:15 - 9:15am and 2:45 - 3:45pm
  • Permit Zone - SS01
  • Park and Stride Location(s) - we recommend that parents and children walk, scoot or cycle to school. If you need to drive, you can park at an agreed park and stride venue close to the school and walk the rest of the way.Airmyn Primary School - Parking restrictions map (pdf 215kb)

Hook Primary School 

  • Date traffic will be restricted from - Monday 2 November 2020
  • Road(s) with restricted access - Garth Lane (including South View and Clayfiend Close)
  • Restricted access times - 8:15 - 9:15am and 2:45 - 3:45pm
  • Permit Zone - SS02
  • Park and Stride Location(s) - we recommend that parents and children walk, scoot or cycle to school. If you need to drive, you can park at an agreed park and stride venue (as shown on map) close to the school and walk the rest of the way.Hook Primary School - Parking restrictions map (pdf 220kb)

Where can I park?

If you have to drive, we have worked with local businesses to identify suitable alternative parking locations within the 5 minutes walk and would ask that you use the allocated park and stride locations rather than park on nearby residential streets. .

  • Airmyn Primary School -
    The Percy Arms
    Airmyn Memorial Hall
  • Hook Primary School -
    Blacksmiths Arms
    Sotheron Arms  

Parents/carers not able to walk their whole journey to school are asked to park outside of the restriction and complete the last part on foot. 

We ask that all parents/carers park considerately and respect the access needs of local residents when parking, and do not obstruct the highway or footpath. 

I live nearby people will just come and park on my street?

Some people worry about ‘displaced parking’ and congestion elsewhere. However research shows that School Streets usually help to reduce the number of vehicles in wider neighborhoods, because more people choose to walk, scoot or cycle to school. The school and the Council will continually promote other forms of transport and encourage families not to come by car if at all possible. Some, though, will not be able to do this, and we have suggested utilising any ‘Park and Stride’ locations, where people can park their car and then walk or scoot a short distance to school. However some people may need to park on other streets. 

What about the weekend and during the summer?

The scheme will only operate during the week, Monday to Friday, term time only.

I have another question Who can I ask?

For help requesting or completing a permit application: 

  • phone – 01482 393939
  • email – parkingnotifications@eastriding.gov.uk
  • post – ERYC Permits, PO Box 299, Beverley, HU17 6FH

 To find out more about School Streets in the East Riding:

  • email – schoolstreets@eastriding.gov.uk
  • visit – www.eastriding.gov.uk/schoolstreets

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