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Dear Stephen,

Discussion in 'Governors' started by tertia19, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. We have no parking around on our school site. Staff used to be able to park on the streets nearby, but now residents' only permits are being introduced. Because of our proximity to the city centre and the nature of the community we as governors have noticed that very few of the residents have either cars or permits and the staff do not appear to have been causing a nuisance to anyone.

    Is there any research to show that access to parking on or near the school site is a recruitment and retention issue?
     
  2. montiagh

    montiagh New commenter

    Has your school got a travel plan for pupils, parents and staff and are you updating it with the present changes? Do you know why permits are being issued if you have evidence that very few residents have cars or permits? I doubt you will be able to reverse the decision of your council. Have you spoken to your local councillor about this problem?

    You do not state if you have parking inside your school. We have tight parking at our school but as most of our meetings occur after school has ended there is never a problem for governors. Are your meeting times not conducive with the optimum parking opportunities?

    Parking is never an easy issue to solve for anyone.

    I do not know of any direct research on R & R problems with parking access but the link below from Leeds gives you some idea what might be covered. Also see below how to construct a school travel plan.

    www.its.leeds.ac.uk/.../l2_007b.htm

    www.nidirect.gov.uk/school-travel-plan-guidance-booklet.pdf
     

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