Update from our MBC Councillor on cars parked outside of Hollingbourne School.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has received a number of complaints recently about cars parked outside of Hollingbourne County Primary School in Eyhorne Street and Headteacher Mrs Helen Bradley-Wyatt has promised to ask parents and others to park considerately. Meanwhile local Maidstone Borough Councillor Patrik Garten has taken the matter up further and his message to the Parish Council is reproduced below.

Dear Residents of Hollingbourne,

I spoke to the head of parking enforcement. The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (TSRGD) was amended recently which included the relaxation on the requirement for a Traffic Regulation Order for the implementation of enforceable School Keep Clear entrance markings. However signage to mark the restriction is still a requirement before MBC are able to carry out enforcement under Civil Parking Enforcement legislation.

The Operations Engineer will arrange for School Keep Clear signage to be installed at Hollingbourne Primary School. The operations team will also review the yellow School Keep Clear Markings and make arrangements to have them refreshed where faded or worn.

Once the signage is in place, the MBC parking manager will arrange for our Civil Enforcement Officers to include Hollingbourne Primary School in the patrol schedule to improve levels of driver compliance through enforcement.

Our PCSO Daniel Genn confirmed to me that zig-zag lines can also be enforced by the police, if is there is a sign. If a police officer completes a Traffic Offence Report there will be a £100+ fine and three points on the driver licence.

Kind regards

Patrik Garten
MBC Cllr for North Downs Ward (Cons.)

E-Mail: PatrikGarten@Maidstone.gov.uk

Pictured below are some of the cars parked legally outside of the School.

Picture: David Ardley.