East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) has confirmed today that the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) imposed on Church Street is not the result of complaint raised by any of the parents, staff or governors from St Mary’s Primary School itself, but is rather the result of regulations around school road markings being recently changed and enforced. It is understood that the recent evaluation of road markings in Church Street was part of an incentive driven by Hampshire County Council to help ease traffic issues with schools across the county.
EHDC has confirmed that the yellow zig-zag lines near the school will be repainted and will continue around the corner from Church Close to the school’s entrance. This is intended to help with the speed of traffic on the corner for the safety of children in the road due to there being no footpath present. A TRO notice will be issued as it is required by law which will then allow a traffic enforcement officer to attend the school to ensure that no cars are parking on these lines. No single yellow lines will be painted in Church Street.
This of course will be reviewed in accordance with parish councillors and public comments at the next meeting on 1st June (agenda to be published soon).