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Have your say on revised PSPO zone proposal outside Upminster and Rainham schools

PUBLISHED: 10:03 17 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:03 17 January 2018

Havering Council is asking for residents' views on proposed revisions of the PSPO zones outside two schools.

Havering Council is asking for residents' views on proposed revisions of the PSPO zones outside two schools.

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An initiative which fines parents £100 for dangerous driving around schools could be extended.

Consultations have launched, asking residents for their views on the proposed revisions to Havering Council’s Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) zones outside both Engayne Primary School, Upminster, and Parsonage Farm Primary School, Rainham.

The scheme was rolled out to four schools in Havering - including Harrow Lodge Primary School, Hornchurch, and James Oglethorpe Primary School, Upminster - in 2016 as a bid to tackle dangerous driving around schools during drop-off and pick-up times.

The proposed revision would see the PSPO zone removed from four roads around Parsonage but extended to a different four surrounding roads, including the entire length of Farm Road.

Whereas around Engayne Primary School, the PSPO would include Helford Way, The Rodings and Blythe Walk, if the revision is given the go ahead.

The initiative means that those caught stopping to drop off or pick up their children during the school run within designated PSPO zones, will be handed a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN).

Those who do not pay the fine and drivers who offend more than three times may be prosecuted and face a fine of up to £1,000 as well as a criminal record.

Havering Council was the first in England to introduce PSPOs in a bid to protect children when arriving and leaving school.

During 2016, Havering Council civil parking enforcement officers issued more than 1,200 tickets outside schools with more than 1,800 visits to 55 primary schools.

The council’s scheme was also shortlist last year for the “delivering better outcomes” category at the Municipal Journal (MJ) Local Government Achievement Awards.

The category looks at how councils have made a difference to people’s lives through services or projects.

The consultation on the proposed plans for Parsonage Farm Primary School’s PSPO ends on February 4 and the proposal for Engayne Primary School’s PSPO ends on February 11.

Havering Council is encouraging residents to get involved and share their views on these proposed plans.

To have your say during the consultation, visit havering.gov.uk/consultations

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