Cars parked on Brighton and Hove pavements to be ticketed in clampdown

Posted On 17 Sep 2014 at 12:42 pm

Drivers who park on pavements and verges near schools, putting children’s safety at risk, could receive on-the-spot fines.

Brighton and Hove City Council is about to start the second phase of its “multi-agency initiative to target inconsiderate driving in areas around four city schools”.

Next month the council and officers from Sussex Police will be out and about in the streets around schools where poor parking behaviour has been reported.

The council said: “The initiative aims to highlight the dangers of stopping and parking on pavements and verges, to encourage motorists to drive responsibly and to improve safety for everyone, especially pedestrians walking to school.

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“It follows a successful campaign earlier this year to deal with nuisance and anti-social parking behaviour at locations throughout the city.”

Action days are due to be held on

  • the morning of Tuesday 21 October at Rudyard Kipling Primary School, in Woodingdean, centred around Chalkland Rise, Downs Valley Road and Crescent Drive South
  • the afternoon of Wednesday 22 October at Westdene Primary School, in Bankside, Brighton, centred around Bankside, Barn Rise and Dene Vale.
  • the morning of Thursday 23 October at Aldrington CE Primary School, in Hove, centred around Eridge Road by the corner of Nevill Road and both sides of Nevill Road from 120 to 156 inclusive
  • the afternoon of Friday 24 October at Hangleton Infant School and Hangleton Junior School, in Hove, centred around the top end of Dale View and the corner of Summerdale Road and Gleton Avenue

The council said: “Enforcement action will be taken against illegal, inconsiderate and unsafe parking and poor driver behaviour.

“This includes parking on double yellow lines or other waiting and loading restrictions, driving and parking on verges and footways, use of mobile phones when driving and any other road traffic offence.”

Councillor Pete West, the chairman of the council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee, said: “Our Safer Routes to School programmes are encouraging more and more children to travel to the classroom on foot.

“Therefore it is vital to ensure that nearby pavements and junctions are kept free from obstruction and motorists remain alert and drive thoughtfully to enable everyone to travel safely to and from school.”

  1. feline1 Reply

    Am I the only one who thinks the headline should be “Sussex Police and B&HCC startle residents by threatening to do their jobs for once”??

    Why should there have to be an “initiative” to actually enforce the road traffic and parking laws?

  2. rolivan Reply

    Why give them the dates that enforcement officers will be in attendance?

  3. HJarrs Reply

    Long overdue. The current situation should have been allowed to have developed. Elm Grove has been far better for pedestrians since illegal parking was finally enforced.

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