Daily Archives: October 7, 2019

School Crossing Patrol

We have been asked by the Road Safety Education Assistants to inform you that Mark, School Crossing Patrol at Hardy’s Road, will unfortunately be off until after the half-term and that they are currently not in a position to arrange cover for this location.

They have also asked us to remind you that the School Crossing Patrol (SCP) service is a non-statutory function and that they only provide School Crossing Patrols as a service and that, even where an SCP is provided, parents remain responsible for ensuring their children’s safety, just as they do when a zebra crossing or pelican crossing is provided. In addition they would like to highlight that the Authority does not hold any responsibility for the safety of any children on their whole journey to and from school, even when an SCP is provided.

They have stated that they are always happy to receive enquiries regarding School Crossing Patrol opportunities. Should you be aware of anyone who is interested, please ask them to get in contact: traffic@nelincs.gov.uk.

In this time, they have said that they will continue to monitor the parking around the school and ask Civil Enforcement Officers to attend the site periodically. They state that most of the difficulties outside schools are caused by inconsiderate drivers and are actually caused by the very group that has to deal with the complex situation; parents. They have also asked us to remind parents that they have a moral and legal responsibility to be safe and considerate when parking around the school. If you wish to make a complaint regarding parking issues please see their advice below:-

“We have recently implemented a new system of reporting vehicles parked in contravention and in this regard, we ask that you complete the online form on the North East Lincolnshire self-service portal by following the below steps:

NELC Website>My Account>Log In>Services>P>Parking Enforcement Form

Once a request has been received by parking services, resources can then be deployed to the specified location and if there is found to be a vehicle parked in contravention then a Penalty Charge Notice may be issued, under the Traffic Management Act 2004.”