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Keep our children safe! Camera car patrols needed around schools in Gravesend.

We the undersigned petition the council to implement a model already working in Leicestershire and other Counties where camera car patrols are carried out quickly and easily without the need for confrontation but can easily fine the parents. We also need to educate the parents and the younger generations to try and make a longer term change. We need to work together as a borough to find strategies that work for us as locals to protect our children.

School traffic and parking has been an issue for a long time for schools across the country. This is not a new issue but despite that we still fail to make improvements to keep our children safe. It is time Gravesend did their part and took action! 

It is a minority of parents that park in unsafe places, on zigzags, double yellows, across driveways, on corners/roundabouts, blocking dropped kerbs for those with buggies or disabilities. However, it is normally the same parents that do this regularly, the ones that ignore the constant emails/letters, don't attend the focus groups/meetings, give local residents/staff/traffic wardens abuse when challenged. 

It is time to hit them where it hurts - fine them! I don't believe Gravesend or any borough has the staff to patrol the vast number of schools. I suggest we follow a model already working in Leicestershire where camera car patrols are carried out quickly and easily without the need for confrontation but can easily fine the parents. We also need to educate the parents and the younger generations to try and make a longer term change. We need to work together as a borough to find strategies that work for us as locals to protect our children.

Started by: Emma Smith

This ePetition ran from 23/01/2020 to 03/04/2020 and has now finished.

11 people signed this ePetition.