Berkeley Primary School, parking problems

Parents parking in and around Wistaston’s Berkeley Academy will have a new drop-off point for their children to help resolve parking problems.

The primary school has recently received planning approval from Cheshire East Council to replace its existing buildings.

Residents have voiced concerns about parking problems in and around the school at morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up times.

Now Cheshire East councillors have rubber-stamped plans for a new drop-off point for parents.

It will be off Laidon Avenue, where work is under way to design a suitable scheme.

Leader of Cheshire East Cllr Michael Jones, said: “Safety is of paramount importance and we’ve been hearing stories about the potential risks to our young children and to our elderly residents in the area.

Parking on single or double yellow lines presents a risk as those areas of public highway have been assessed and deemed not suitable for parking either at all or at certain times.

“It’s important the school, parents and the community work together to ensure everyone is contributing to a safe environment.

“A drop-off point, in such a built-up area, is the common sense approach in this case.

“We are delighted to be supporting the academy as it embarks upon its new status and renewal plans over the coming months.”

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