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Parking enforcement outside Guildford schools begins 'regular operation'

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Parking enforcement outside Guildford schools begins 'regular operation'

Published at 4:41pm 28th January 2019. (Updated at 4:50pm 28th January 2019)

After a year of trials the 'Guildford Schools Parking Watch' has led to patrols taking place "on a regular basis".

The scheme is aimed at tackling inconsiderate and unsafe parking, such as blocking dropped kerbs or parking on zigzags.

During the trial enforcement officers carried out 454 patrols, asking 2,776 drivers to move on and issuing 395 penalty charge notices.

It's hoped the partnership between the Surrey Parking Enforcement Team and 30 schools in the area will result in fewer parking issues and improved children's safety during pick-up times.

Lead Councillor for Infrastructure and Governance, Matt Furniss, said:

"We ran a very successful trial working with 30 schools to help educate drivers about the dangers of parking inconsiderately near schools.

"As a result we are now making regular patrols, to those schools where concerns have been raised, helping keep children and other road users safe at pick-up time."

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