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Funding secured for school parking scheme

The North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) Joint Committee has agreed to set aside £50,000 to fund a new scheme in north Essex to help tackle inconsiderate parking around primary schools.

School Parking

Called 3PR, the NEPP will launch the scheme in September, working in partnership with local schools.

3PR - which represents the three parking rules of Care, Consideration and Caution and was originally created by the South Essex Parking Partnership - will help deliver a positive message about school parking and provides advice and guidance to children, parents and the residents on safe and considerate parking practices.

Any pupil who enters the zone by foot, cycle or scooter gets a 3PR token for the class token box and each month the class with the most tokens is awarded a cup. At the end of each school year, one class will become the 3PR Parking Champions.

Cllr Robert Mitchell, Chairman of North Essex Parking Partnership, said: "We're really excited to be launching the 3PR scheme in north Essex. Parking near some schools is often an issue and we're always looking for ways to improve it and keep children safe. 

"The 3PR scheme has been hugely successful in south Essex so we are confident it will motivate families in north Essex to be considerate during the morning drop off, making the roads around schools much safer."

Engagement with schools in the north of the county has already started and the NEPP hopes that the first launch of 3PR will take place in September 2018. Primary schools that are interested in the scheme should contact 3pr@colch.onmicrosoft.com.

Find out more about 3PR by visiting www.schoolparking.org.uk.

12 July 2018