School Run Safety Campaign

27th November 2014

Chaired a meeting of the School Run Safety Campaign Committee, for which there was a very good turn-out, including two new members, Suzie Murfet and Vikki Rimmer. Tania Birch and Ali Carter reported that there had been a high-visibility jacket, swap and buy, session at the school, and that this had been very satisfactory. Roger Gough reported that the proposed highway scheme was now being given detailed costing by Kent Highways. After that, of course, funding will still need to be found, so we must not get too excited at this point. Naomi Wolfe reported that work is now in hand to create a new gate at the Edwards Hall site, this to separate pedestrian and vehicle movements, and to pave the way for a pilot, school-run parking scheme on the site. The scout group have said that they will be willing to try out a pilot scheme, when the highway changes are made. Two new ideas were put forward: matching people with drives with people who need to drive to school, this from Vikki; and car-sharing, this from Suzie. It was agreed to pursue both of these possibilities.

Author: Clive Stanyon

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