We have received government funding for a pioneering scheme which aims to make roads around primary schools safer and healthier for pupils, parents and residents.
We have received £486,418 from the government’s Active Travel Fund and are holding a public consultation on plans to introduce 11 School Streets across Medway.
A School Street is a road outside a school which has temporary vehicle restrictions at school drop-off and pick-up times. The initiative aims to help improve air quality and road safety around schools, as well as encouraging children and their families to become more active on the school run.
The locations currently being considered as School Streets in Medway are:
- St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Greenfield Road, Gillingham;
- The Pilgrim School, Warwick Crescent, Borstal;
- St Peter’s Infants, Holcombe Road, Rochester;
- St Nicholas Church of England Infant School, Montfort Road, Strood;
- Miers Court Primary School, Silverspot Close, Rainham;
- Phoenix Junior Academy, Glencoe Road, Chatham;
- Greenvale Infant School, Symons Avenue, Chatham;
- Burnt Oak Primary School, Cornwall Road, Gillingham;
- Hempstead Junior School, Birch Grove, Hempstead;
- St William of Perth Catholic Primary School, Canon Close, Rochester
- St Thomas More RC Primary, Bleakwood Road, Walderslade
Helping to make roads around schools even safer
Cllr Simon Curry, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder covering Transport Strategy, said: “We are delighted to have received nearly half a million pounds to help make the roads around our schools even safer for children and their families. The proposed School Streets scheme aims to encourage more families to leave their cars at home on the school run and walk, cycle and scoot. As well as supporting our climate change aspirations and aim to help improve air quality outside schools, the project will also make Medway even more child-friendly.”
Have your say
Schools, parents, residents and businesses can have their say on the proposed School Streets scheme up until Sunday, 25 June by visiting: Medway.gov.uk/SchoolStreets