Agenda and decisions
Contact: Democratic Services Team
Councillor Richard Somner
a) The Experimental Traffic Regulation Order which gives effect to the traffic restriction is made permanent;
b) The Council continues to collect and monitor data relevant to the scheme;
c) The Council continues to engage with and collect feedback on the scheme from the local community via the commonplace platform;
d) The Council continues to work alongside Thames Valley Police in the short term to deal with the minority of those that continue to be non-compliant;
e) The Council applies for the Powers for Designation of Civil Enforcement for moving traffic contraventions to support long term compliance and further investigates the suitability of technology-based enforcements systems for this site, with a view to purchasing an enforcement system from a future year’s budget;
f) Further investigation into the feasibility of a Zebra crossing on Royal Avenue to the north-west of the school site is undertaken, with a view to installing such a crossing from a suitable capital budget;
g) Further investigation into the requirement for additional parking restrictions is undertaken, with a view to introducing new restrictions as part of the ongoing Parking Review process;
h) Subject to the availability of funding and staff resources, site suitability and the level of community support, further Car Free School Streets schemes can be rolled out in future years.
i) In anticipation of the necessary resources becoming available and powers of enforcement being obtained, schools are invited to express an interest in a School Streets scheme. However, it is recommended that no further similar projects are implemented “on the ground” until the necessary powers and means of enforcement have been secured.
This decision is eligible to be ‘called-in’. However, if the decision has not been ‘called-in’ by 5.00pm on 7 June 2022, then it will be implemented.