We are encouraging students to walk, wheel or cycle into school, to enhance the safety and well-being of everyone as we begin to reopen.
To encourage as many as possible to actively travel to school and to support social distancing measures, Brent Council, with TfL, are introducing a temporary ‘School Street’ on Mount Stewart Avenue for Mount Stewart Infant & Junior Schools on 7th September 2020.
Reducing the number of cars around the school will help make the area safer and less congested and ensure the area is safe for our students, families and staff.
What is happening?
Temporary restrictions will be introduced on the road during pick-up and drop-off times, prohibiting vehicles (cars, vans etc.) on the road.
Mount Stewart Ave will be closed to motor traffic between the hours of 8:15am-9:15am and 2:30pm-4:00pm from 7th September 2020, becoming a pedestrian and cycle zone during these hours during term time. This will be for an initial six month period after which comments will be reviewed and then a decision will be made whether to make the scheme permanent.
Residents, blue badge holders and emergency vehicles will still be allowed access to the road during the outlined times. Signage will be installed to notify drivers of the changes and barriers will be used on Mount Stewart Avenue during the hours mentioned above.
Why is this happening?
In the short term, creating a School Street will:
The result of this is a safer and healthier environment for everyone.
How can I have my say?
As there is still uncertainty with how schools will adapt to the full impact of pupils returning there may be some adjustments to the scheme in the future. If you require further information about the scheme, you wish to comment on the scheme or have suggestions about improvements, comments can be left at www.brent.gov.uk/consultation.
Additional information is available at www.brent.gov.uk /schoolstreets.
What can I do to support this?
As we welcome children back to school, please consider walking, wheeling or cycling to drop offs and pick ups where possible.
We are extra mindful of safety and having fewer cars around the school will help us cut congestion. Plus, it’s fun and healthy.
There are lots of places you can go to get help planning your journey, understanding how long each option will take. If you do need to use your vehicle please adhere to the one way system https://www.tmss.org.uk/one-way-system/ using the correct entry and exit points.
Before you ride, it’s important to make sure your child’s bike or scooter is safe. The following links will take you through basic bike and scooter safety checks.
Pupils can use our bike and scooter racks in both schools.
For up to date travel guidance from TfL, please visit https://tfl.gov.uk/coronavirus. Please support us in safely reopening by travelling actively to and from school where at all possible.