SEPT 2020 : ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE
Dear parent or guardian,
Roads around school gates are often dominated by cars during school drop off and pick up times. As pupils and staff return to school it is important that the area with in the immediate vicinity of schools is safe and accessible for everyone. Cardiff Council is implementing temporary measures outside some schools to assist safe, social distancing for pupils and staff arriving and leaving school. Lon y Dail will be part of a temporary road closure to support social distancing within the immediate vicinity of the school.
The temporary road closure will be in place for five weeks from Tuesday 22nd September 2020 How it will Work Motor vehicles will not be permitted to drive in the street during prescribed hours. The temporary road closure will operate between Monday-Friday between the hours of 8.15am –9.30am and 2.45pm –4pm. The temporary road closure will be delineated with traffic cones and staffed by Cardiff Council. Blue Badge Holders will be able to access the street at all times.
By reducing the number of vehicles around school entrances during these times we hope to make the streets safer for pupils, staff and parents/guardians as they return to school. Active Travel To support the school and the local community, parents and carers should travel with their children to and from school, ideally on foot, or by bike, scooter or any other means of active travel.
Social distancing should be maintained on the journey to and from school.
Closing the street directly outside the school will not only help to make the street safer, but will help air quality around the school site, increase physical activity levels and reduce the number of cars driving to the school site.
How can I get involved? If you are interested in helping your school increase active travel for the school journey you can get in touch with the head teacher. There are many ways that you can get involved or volunteer, and we look forward to hearing from you. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience regarding this matter and for helping us make the school run safer for everyone involved.
The School Street Team
Here is a message from our local PCSO in relation to concerns raised by local residents and the teachers/staff at Rhiwbeina Primary about parking issues and road safety.
Local residents and members of Rhiwbina Primary School have raised some worrying issues around the school. The residents have also the local councillors through the PACT meetings and by emails. The issues raised were that parents and other members of the public are parking their vehicles on double yellow lines, single yellow lines and the Zig Zags. Residents and the school have also informed PCSO Stephen that vehicles are parking on the pavements, across resident's driveways and on the corners of the junction of Lon Y Dail and Heol Uchaf.
Areas of concern are:-
Lon Uchaf and the corner of Lon Y Dail and Coed Ceirios
Types of Issues are:-
Vehicles parking on the Zig Zags and the single yellow lines.
Vehicles parking on the pavement causing obstructions.
Vehicles blocking local resident's driveways.