School Streets – St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School

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Overview

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how people in Barnet live, travel and work. Since the start of the pandemic many of us have been spending more time closer to home, making our neighbourhoods more important than ever. We want our streets to be safe spaces for you to walk and cycle, for children to get to and from school safely and healthily, for businesses to be able to prosper and for you to be breathing cleaner air.

A priority area for making our streets safer and cleaner are the roads around our schools. As part of this priority we have identified ten schools to be part of our safer Schools Street schemes, five of which have already had experimental schemes implemented.

Street School scheme proposals for St Catherine's Primary School

Last summer St Catherine's Primary School was identified as a school that would benefit from being included as one of the five experimental School Street schemes. The temporary scheme has been in place since September, and we are now consulting on the scheme to find out how residents, and other key stakeholders, feel about the changes and whether the scheme should be made permanent.

  • Key elements of the School Street scheme proposals for St Catherine's Primary School:
  • the proposals would see the closure of a section of Vale Drive, from Elton Avenue and Mays Lane, to general traffic during the school’s peak hours, between 8.15 - 9:15am and 3.00 - 4.00pm, Monday to Friday
  • during these hours this section of road will become a Pedestrian and Cycle Zone. The timed closure will be enforced with the use of ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) cameras
  • only residents, local business located within the School Street, blue badge holders, and emergency vehicles will be allowed vehicular access on the School Street during the prescribed times.
  • Government advice:
  • following government advice, we strongly encourage pupils/parents/carers to travel to school by active means – such as walking, cycling and scooting – and to avoid the use of private vehicles where possible
  • we also encourage you to discuss these changes, along with the benefits of the scheme, with your child(ren).

Details of these proposals are shown on this drawing BC/001950-62.

For further information on the scheme please read our FAQ document.

How to have your say

We are keen to hear your views. Please take the time to review the plan and then give us your views by completing the online questionnaire.

Alternative format of the consultation

  • if you are unable to complete the questionnaire online and would like to request a paper copy or another format of the questionnaire, please email traffic.consultations@barnet.gov.uk or telephone the Traffic and Development Section on 020 8359 3555
  • any paper copies should be sent to the Traffic and Development Section, London Borough of Barnet, 6th Floor, Highways, 2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale, London, NW9 4EW, quoting reference number BC/001950-62.

If you live in the affected roads we are particularly keen to hear your views. Properties within the affected area have been sent a letter inviting them to complete a questionnaire. If you live in the area and have not received a letter please email us or write to us, using the contact details above.


What happens after the consultation closes

The consultation findings for the scheme will help us determine if the scheme should be made permanent, and if so what actions need to be taken to address any areas of concern. Once a decision has been made, we will write to local residents, business and schools in the affected areas to advise of them of the final decision. The results of the consultation and how we are acting on the results will also be provided on this page too.

If you wish to have your say on another School Street scheme please return to the main consultation page.





Overview

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how people in Barnet live, travel and work. Since the start of the pandemic many of us have been spending more time closer to home, making our neighbourhoods more important than ever. We want our streets to be safe spaces for you to walk and cycle, for children to get to and from school safely and healthily, for businesses to be able to prosper and for you to be breathing cleaner air.

A priority area for making our streets safer and cleaner are the roads around our schools. As part of this priority we have identified ten schools to be part of our safer Schools Street schemes, five of which have already had experimental schemes implemented.

Street School scheme proposals for St Catherine's Primary School

Last summer St Catherine's Primary School was identified as a school that would benefit from being included as one of the five experimental School Street schemes. The temporary scheme has been in place since September, and we are now consulting on the scheme to find out how residents, and other key stakeholders, feel about the changes and whether the scheme should be made permanent.

  • Key elements of the School Street scheme proposals for St Catherine's Primary School:
  • the proposals would see the closure of a section of Vale Drive, from Elton Avenue and Mays Lane, to general traffic during the school’s peak hours, between 8.15 - 9:15am and 3.00 - 4.00pm, Monday to Friday
  • during these hours this section of road will become a Pedestrian and Cycle Zone. The timed closure will be enforced with the use of ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) cameras
  • only residents, local business located within the School Street, blue badge holders, and emergency vehicles will be allowed vehicular access on the School Street during the prescribed times.
  • Government advice:
  • following government advice, we strongly encourage pupils/parents/carers to travel to school by active means – such as walking, cycling and scooting – and to avoid the use of private vehicles where possible
  • we also encourage you to discuss these changes, along with the benefits of the scheme, with your child(ren).

Details of these proposals are shown on this drawing BC/001950-62.

For further information on the scheme please read our FAQ document.

How to have your say

We are keen to hear your views. Please take the time to review the plan and then give us your views by completing the online questionnaire.

Alternative format of the consultation

  • if you are unable to complete the questionnaire online and would like to request a paper copy or another format of the questionnaire, please email traffic.consultations@barnet.gov.uk or telephone the Traffic and Development Section on 020 8359 3555
  • any paper copies should be sent to the Traffic and Development Section, London Borough of Barnet, 6th Floor, Highways, 2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale, London, NW9 4EW, quoting reference number BC/001950-62.

If you live in the affected roads we are particularly keen to hear your views. Properties within the affected area have been sent a letter inviting them to complete a questionnaire. If you live in the area and have not received a letter please email us or write to us, using the contact details above.


What happens after the consultation closes

The consultation findings for the scheme will help us determine if the scheme should be made permanent, and if so what actions need to be taken to address any areas of concern. Once a decision has been made, we will write to local residents, business and schools in the affected areas to advise of them of the final decision. The results of the consultation and how we are acting on the results will also be provided on this page too.

If you wish to have your say on another School Street scheme please return to the main consultation page.





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