Sefton Council are tackling inconsiderate and dangerous parking outside a number of schools during drop-off and pick-up times.
Following the start of the school year, the council has acted upon concerns by residents, teachers and parents who are worried about inconsiderate and often dangerous parking on restricted areas near 26 schools across Sefton.
As a result, the five minute observation period, which is usually afforded to cars parked on single or double yellow lines at schools, has been removed.
Civil enforcement officers will now immediately issue a penalty charge notice to any vehicle found parked in an area where restrictions are in place in the vicinity of one of the schools identified.
Cllr Paulette Lappin, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regulation and Compliance, said:
“This means that when an officer is patrolling in the vicinity and they see a vehicle parked on a yellow line between 08.15 and 09.15 or between 14.45 and 15.45, they will immediately serve a penalty charge notice.
“We hope that this will make the roads around schools a far safer and more pleasant environment for pupils, parents, teachers, and residents alike.
“While this initiative is targeted at 26 schools in Sefton where drivers repeatedly flout the regulations, if other hotspots are identified, they will be considered for inclusion in the scheme.”
The full list of schools are as follows:
Birkdale Primary, Birkdale
English Martyrs Catholic Primary, Litherland
Forefield Infant and Juniors, Crosby
Great Crosby Catholic Primary
Holy Rosary Catholic Primary, Aintree
Kew Woods, Kew
Kings meadow Primary, Ainsdale
Lydiate Primary, Lydiate
Northway Primary, Maghull
Norwood Primary, Southport
Our Lady of Lourdes, Southport
St Gregorys Catholic Primary, Lydiate
St Johns CE Primary, Waterloo
Ursuline Catholic Primary, Crosby
Waterloo Primary, Waterloo
St Edmunds and St Thomas Catholic Primary, Waterloo
St Nicholas CE Primary, Crosby
St Marys Prep, Crosby
St Monicas Catholic Primary, Bootle
Christ Church CE Primary, Bootle
Lander Road Primary, Litherland
St Elizabeths Catholic primary, Litherland
St Patricks Catholic Primary, Southport
St Theresas Catholic Infants, Southport
Farnborough Road Infant and Junior, Southport