Many of you will have noticed that new road markings and signs have recently been installed on School Hill and these mean that there will now be a Traffic Regulation Order on this area and anyone ignoring these signs will be liable to be fined under that order. If you use this area at all to collect children from school please read the following letter from Gill Willsher, Headteacher at St Day and Carharrack Community School, which has the full support of the local police, St Day Parish Council and Cornwall Cllr Mark Kaczmarek.
I am seeking your support to keep our children safe as they come to and from school.
During the Summer the road markings on School Hill and Church Hill were re-painted, along with the installation of upright signs stating no stopping or parking is permitted. By ignoring this a Traffic Regulation Order will place you at risk of a fine.
Many of you already choose to park away from school and walk your child/ren to school, thereby lowering the volume of traffic on School Hill. Thank you.
I fully understand that some children and adults need to park close to school due to physical needs, making use of the disabled bays for parking. Despite this I am concerned that the children are at risk by walking in the road and from cars being driven at speed in the road. We have a collective responsibility to keep the children safe.
We are being supported by the local police team and Parish Council. Of course we have a responsibility in school as well. Members of staff and visitors display parking permits utilising the marked bays for parking, when these are full they park away from school, leaving the road clear and safe for children.
I need your help to keep the children safe by walking on the pavement and only if it is necessary to drive along the road to school then please do so at a slow, safe speed.
Thank you for your support in keeping the children safe.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to come and see me or contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org