A consultation on Havering Council’s proposal for conducting trials of 11 new school street schemes closes soon.

A school street is a road outside a school with a temporary restriction on motorised traffic at school drop-off and pick-up times.

Vehicles that enter the street during these periods are issued with a penalty amounting to £130, which is reduced to £65 if paid within 14 days.

Residents, blue badge holders, school staff, business staff, NHS workers and emergency services are exempt from the scheme, according to the council.

The programme is aimed at making it safer for schoolchildren and their parents to walk and cycle to school as well as improving air quality.

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Havering currently has school streets operating outside 13 schools. These were implemented in two phases with a pilot first run in September 2020, before they were made permanent in January 2022. The second phase was rolled out in September last year.

The council launched a public consultation earlier this month on plans to extend the scheme to a further 11 schools.

These schools include Benhurst PrimaryConcordia AcademyElm Park PrimaryEngayne Primary and Gaynes Academy.

Gidea Park PrimaryHarrow Lodge PrimaryMead PrimaryOasis Academy Pinewood SchoolScotts Primary and St Peter’s Catholic Primary School are also part of the next phase plans.

The consultation on the council's latest proposals ends on April 30.

For more and to take part, visit consultation.havering.gov.uk/environment/school-streets-consulations/.