Council announces next list of schools to be helped by its School Safety Environment Zones Scheme

By Jessica Durston - 23 June 2022

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Swindon Borough Council have been working closely with 29 schools across Swindon to improve road safety and congestion issues.

Members of the public may have seen some of the school ‘keep clear’ markings, single and double yellow lines, flashing amber school signs, or the School Streets the council has introduced through the programme so far.
 
The council have now completed two years of the School Safety Environment Zones Scheme.
 
In the gallery above, examples of the various safety measures as a result of the scheme, can be seen.
 
The council says soon it will be time for the third year programme to start.
 
A spokesperson said: "This year we’ll be working with another 20 schools to identify the most effective measures we can introduce to make the roads around each school safer."
 
This year’s schools include:
  • William Morris Primary
  • Westlea Primary School
  • The Chalet
  • Liden Primary School
  • Crowdys Hill
  • Brimble Hill Tadpole lane
  • Tadpole Farm CE Primary School
  • Maranatha Christian School
  • Ferndale Community Primary School
  • Colebrook Junior School
  • Great Western Academy
  • St Leonards CE Primary School
  • Lawn Primary School
  • Nova Hreod Academy
  • Churchward
  • Colebrook Infant Academy
  • Rodbourne Cheney Primary School
  • Uplands
  • Greenmeadow Primary School
  • Covingham Park Primary School

Cllr Kevin Parry, Cabinet Member for Waste Collection and Disposal and Highways Maintenance, said: “Over the past two years, we’ve worked closely with almost 30 schools from across Swindon and have introduced a range of effective road safety measures. You can see many of these as you drive past schools around the town.

“Now we’re beginning our third year where we’re working with our biggest group of schools yet. We will be supporting 20 new primary and secondary schools to help make the roads around each school safer and it’s my hope that over the next year, the measures we introduce will make a big difference to the safety of pupils, parents and teachers at each school.

“I look forward to working with each of them and making Swindon a safer place to go to school.”

Individuals can find out more about the scheme, including the schools identified for this year, at http://ow.ly/WZAR50JBP2L

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