ST WILFRID'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY

Campus Safety

STOP, LOOK, LISTEN and THINK!

St Wilfrid’s and Road Safety - Helping all members of our school family stay safe.

My Contact Details. susan.draffin@st-wilfrids.cheshire.sch.uk

 

2017 /2018

Speeding on Campus

Please can we ask all drivers not to speed on the campus road. The speed limit is 10 MPH.

There have been a couple of incidents where St Nicholas staff have nearly been run over by St Wilfrids Parents in the morning.

 

St Wilfrid's Year 6 Junior Safety Officers

Their roles are to communicate information about road safety and to inspire the children in school Stop, Look, Listen and Think.

Welcome to Alvin, Erin and Ellie.

 

Parking At St Wilfrid's Primary School

  1. Thank you to all parents / carers for continuing to support our campaign to get cars to stop parking on Greenbank Lane. If you would like to use this car park you can buy daily tickets or termly tickets. More information available from the office.
  2. We have restricted parking outside the front of school to Blue Badge holders. We kindly ask that Blue Badge holders park in this area only.
  3. The staff only car park is at the rear of school, which we kindly ask parents and carers not park in at any time.
  4. In front of the kitchens we now have a designated area for our preschool parents in which they can safely park in the mornings. In the afternoons these parking spaces are allocated to Night Owl staff and Blue Badge Holders only.
  5. PLEASE NOTE -NO ST WILFRIDS PARENTS OR CARERS SHOULD PARK ON ST NICHOLAS STAFF/PUPIL CAR PARK AT ANY TIME.

 

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2016 /2017

Parking At St Wilfrid's Primary School

  1. Thank you to all parents / carers for continuing to support our campaign to get cars to stop parking on Greenbank Lane. If you would like to use this car park you can buy daily tickets or termly tickets. More information available from the office.
  2. We have restricted parking outside the front of school to Blue Badge holders. We kindly ask that Blue Badge holders park in this area only.
  3. The staff only car park is at the rear of school, which we kindly ask parents and carers not park in at any time.
  4. In front of the kitchens we now have a designated area for our preschool parents in which they can safely park in the mornings. In the afternoons these parking spaces are allocated to Night Owl staff and Blue Badge Holders only.

 

Polluting the Air Our Children Breathe!

Any car parked outside the front of the school or in the car parking spaces please turn off your engines to reduce pollution while you wait.  

 

St Wilfrid's Year 6 Junior Safety Officers

Their roles are to communicate information about road safety and to inspire the children in school Stop, Look, Listen and Think.

Welcome to Charlie & Zoe.

 

Speeding on Campus

Please can we ask all drivers not to speed on the campus road. The speed limit is 10 MPH.

There have been a couple of incidents where St Nicholas staff have nearly been run over by St Wilfrids Parents in the morning.

 

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2015 /2016

Road Safety Update June 2016

LETS WALK 2016

Congratulations to Year 4 for successfully completing their Lets Walk Training.

Also a big thank you to all the parents who supported the training come rain or shine!

SHOUTING TO MAKE OURSELVES HEARD

Last year St. Wilfrid’s was the leading force and instrumental in setting up a Campus and Community Road Safety Working Party. This includes representatives from local schools and colleges, residents, parents, community police, SUSTRAN, Local Councillors, CWAC Engineers and Transportation Advisor and CWAC Councillors.

One of the main problems this area faces is that the Hartford and Greenbank has the highest density of schools in one square mile than anywhere else in the rest of Europe! There are over 6000 school places in the local vicinity. On top of that more and more houses are being built on a road system that was not designed for the volume of traffic.

Our aim is to provide safe walking and cycling routes to school and to try to ease the congestion of traffic on our Schools and College Campus and Greenbank Lane. The working party has met four times over the past year and we have been working hard behind the scenes to address the concerns that you have all been telling us about.

St Wilfrid members have been a driving force in getting results, that not only benefit the community but also our school and others.

 

What We Have Achieved This Year

  1. We have opened up additional parking on St Nicholas Playground, which is attracting a regular number of termly permit holders and daily ticket holders. Each driver who parks there is doing their bit to ease congestion on Greenbank Lane, and make that road a slightly safer walking and cycling route. It has also eased the tension between Greenbank residents and drivers. Furthermore we have employed staff to ensure that the car park is a safe area to park.

  2. We have now restricted parking outside the front of school to Blue Badge holders. The area is now safer and free from traffic congestion.

  3. We have set up a staff only car park at the rear of school, this has freed up a designated area for our preschool parents in which they can safely park in the mornings.

  4. After negotiations with Chester and Cheshire West, we have had the pathway by the school gate widened and resurfaced; which has helped make the path a bit safer in regards to walking.

  5. We have had safety bollards fitted to stop buses mounting pavements.

  6. We are currently talking with other local schools to improve pedestrian access across the campus fields. We would like to negotiate a permanent pathway so parents and pupils from Hartford can cycle; or parents with/without buggies can walk on a solid surface. (the negotiations are ongoing)

  7. We have applied through Churchill Insurance to get sponsorship for a lollipop person for a year (fingers crossed for the summer)

  8. We are in talks with CWAC engineers and Local councillors to have a permanent Pedestrian crossing. We had hoped to get a crossing just outside the school on Greenbank Lane but due to restrictions, the crossing location has had to be moved up towards the shop (more details pending)

  9. As a school, we have run cycling workshops for pupils in KS2. We encourage walking, cycling or scooting to school by getting all pupils involved in special events. We are also running the 2nd year of “Lets Walk”, a road awareness and training session focussed on equipping year 4 pupils to be safe on the roads.

  10. We are in constant talks with the local councillors to try to ensure that any future development on the old Euro Camp site will incorporate an additional access road onto the school campus. Ideally we want to separate vehicles from pedestrians and although the development of Euro camp is some way down the line we are making a views felt now.

Our job is not finished and next year we will continue to work for all our pupils, parents and the local communities to make our roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

We Need Your Voice

The school is always looking at ways to improve congestion and a “thinking out of the box” solution could be just around the corner. We are aware of the negative impact the perceived traffic congestion is having on new pupils and parents joining our school community and this is where we need your help.

We need your positive voices. St Wilfrid's is NOT JUST about traffic congestions. St Wilfrid's is a place of love and learning; which surely should be a far bigger message, regardless of which crowded roads we may travel on.

Keep Safe.

Sue Draffin

 

The Big Pedal 2016

Get set… we’re taking part in The Big Pedal 2016, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school. Powered by Sustrans and funded by the Bike Hub, the challenge runs from 18 to 29 April. It’s free to enter and we would love everyone to be involved.

The Details

On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. A good turn out each day will help determine our final position in the challenge. We’ll be competing against other schools right across the UK, and if we clock up the most bike and scooter journeys we’ll win!

Why We’re Taking Part

It’s a great way to get more of our pupils travelling to school on their bikes and scooters. We will be competing to become one of the UK’s top schools for two-wheeled journeys and will be in with a chance to win prizes including bike and scooter stunt shows and fantastic cycle and scooter storage.

What’s next?

All you need to do is encourage your child or children to cycle or scoot to school every day during the event, and join them on their way – parent and sibling journeys count too!There will be a safe place to lock your bike and scooter up, just bring a lock!If you are cycling please remember to wear a helmet.

Jack Leonard and Anthony Hopley are our cycling and scooting champions and can answer any questions. They will be there each morning to record journeys and to help in any way they can.

For more information about the event go to www.bigpedal.org.uk

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Enjoy the ride!

 

Update 22nd March 2016

Parking Permits for the Summer Term are now available from the office at a cost of £29.00. Daily tickets can also be purchased for a batch of 10 at a cost of £6.00.

Have a Happy and Safe Easter Holidays.

 

Update 29th January 2016

Campus and Community Road Safety Meeting 28th January 2016

  • We have been informed that the road works on Greenbank Lane will not be as major as originally planned, the one way system will now not be needed and the works are currently planned for April.

  • We were also made aware of a number of incidents involving St Wilfrid's parents parking by Cloughwood School. Can we advise parents that registration numbers and car details will now be passed to the police by Cloughwood school, if any verbal abuse or threatening behaviour is used.

Parking Permits Feedback From Parents Using The scheme

It's great knowing you have a space waiting for you in the carpark"

"I can leave home later, as I know I don't have to fight for a parking space on Greenbank lane; I also know I'm not upsetting local residents by parking in front of their house"

"The daily parking permits are great as I can pick and choose the days I park on the carpark, as I only pick up on Thursday and Friday"

A big thank you to everyone using the new car park scheme. We would like to encourage more parents and carers to use the scheme so that we can continue to ease the tensions on the Greenbank estate due to some inconsiderate parking and traffic congestion. I have been asked to pass on the following letter from our Local Police Community Officer.

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A LETTER FROM OUR LOCAL POLICE COMMUNITY SUPPORT OFFICER TO ALL PARENT

Dear Parents

It has come to our attention that inappropriate parking is causing a real problem outside local schools at the beginning and end of the school day. Cars are parking on double yellow lines, across driveways and on zigzags. Parking without consideration causes a hazard to pedestrians and other vehicles. It is vital that we deal with this problem head on before there is an accident, especially as the icy winter weather upon us.

There are several vehicles that appear to be taking liberties on a daily basis and their registration numbers have been noted and they will be advised accordingly.

Due to the gravity of this situation, Cheshire Police in conjunction with Cheshire West and Chester Council will now be taking positive actions and enforcing parking in the area.

If you live in close proximity to the school, please be encouraged to walk your children to school. If you do need to drive, here are some tips to remember …

•             Always park at least 10 meters from a junction

•             If you park with your wheels on a pavement. Think! Can a double buggy get past your car safely?

•             If you see Zigzags … No waiting, no stopping, NO PARKING!

•             Preventing someone from leaving their driveway is an offence. Use common sense and think of others.

Please help us create a safer environment for the pupils of our local schools.

Kind Regards

PCSO Cosgrove

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Parking Permit UPDATE -14th January 2016.

Introduction Daily Parking Permits

AVAILABLE FROM MONDAY 18th JANUARY

Following feedback from parents, who have said they would like to use the playground car park but only need to use it 1 or 2 days a week.  We will be able to offer a batch of 10 daily parking permits for £6.00. These can be purchased from the office prior to use.

On entry to the car park you hand in the daily parking permit to a member of the car park staff.

Only cars with Termly Parking Permits or Daily Parking Permits will be allowed on St Nicholas Playground Car Park.

St Wilfrid’s would like to thank all parents and carers for their continued patience and support over the introduction of the new parking systems at St Wilfrid’s School. On the whole feedback is positive and the new parking system is working well .

 

Parking Update 6th January 2016.

A big thank you to those parents/carers who are supporting the new parking permit scheme.

Before Christmas we asked parents and carers two questions. Firstly would you be willing to pay for parking permits and secondly what you considered a reasonable amount. The response was positive enough for us, as a school, to feel confident about launching the parking permits scheme and that it would be well received by parents/carers. (See feedback below)

We do listen to our parents and would therefore like to clarify a few questions or concerns that have been expressed over the first few days of the scheme.

If there are enough parents taking part and using St Nicholas’s playground for parking we will be in a position to recruit staff. Mrs Weir, Mrs Bennett and I are only covering car parking duties on a temporary basis. We need 50 parking permits (@ 50p per day) sold to cover the costs to recruit 2 staff and additional related expences. We have no intention to make a profit, the more people who join the scheme means the costs of the permit will go down.

If you have any queries or have any ideas please email me at the email address above. I am open to suggestions that helps the scheme work better for you, the school and the local community.

 

ROAD SAFETY UPDATE 17th December 2015

Staff Car Park

We would remind everyone that, no parent / carer parking permitted at any time in the rear staff car park.

Pre-School Parking Trial-Morning Parking (January2016)

In January we are running a trial where we will be setting aside the spaces facing the kitchen as a designated area for parents with both pre-school and older St. Wilfrid’s siblings to park.

Parents of Pre-School Children with Older Siblings

If you have pre-school children with older sibling(s) in school please still use Drop & Go. You can then park in the spaces facing the kitchen. Please remain in your car until the older children and all staff are safely in school at 8.55am.

The disabled and visitors’ bays are not part of this new trial, and remain off limits to all except disabled blue badge holders and visitors.

Please do not block the entrance to the rear car park as the staff need access. If at any time this area is blocked, we will have no option but to cancel the trial parking in front of the kitchen, and initiate more restrictive measures.

Parents of Pre-School Only Children

Parents of pre-school only children are asked not arrive or park at the front of school before the main school Drop & Go scheme has finished at (approx. 8.55am). These parents should also not use the area in front of the kitchen, as this is being set aside for parents with both pre-school and older St. Wilfrid’s siblings only.

Single Day Parking

A number of parents have said they would like to use the playground car park but only need to use it 1 or 2 days a week. At this early stage, we can only offer weekly car parking permits.

 

ROAD SAFETY UPDATE 15th December 2015

St Wilfrid's Afternoon PARKING PERMITS

St Wilfrid’s Primary School & Preschool Permits to Park on St Nicholas “Playground Car Park”

A big thank you to all parents /carers for their feedback in regards to parking permits. In an ideal world we would not want parents to pay for parking but unfortunately parking on the campus is not ideal. We have worked hard to find the best solution to a difficult situation.

Over the last two weeks we have canvassed parents and carers about parking permits. We had the following responses:

  • 63% of main school and 66% of preschool parents and carers (who responded) said YES; and were happy to pay.

  • 95% of these said they were happy to pay between 50p to £1.00 per day.

  • 37% of parents said NO. When asked the main responses for a No answers were that they used Night Owls, walked or only picked up a couple of times per week. Only 5 parents said no as a “matter of principle”.

 

As a result the Afternoon Parking Permits Scheme will commence on Monday 4th January 2014.  

Parents who prefer not to take part in the permit scheme will be required not to bring their cars onto campus and to find alternative parking off site. Please park with consideration to residents on Greenbank estate; and note parking on St Nicholas’s car park is not allowed.

Only disabled blue badge holders who are picking up the children themselves, and St Wilfrid’s school taxis will be allowed to park at the front of school. Please note this will be monitored closely.

The form to apply for the permit can be found under the Parent letter section of our school website. Please read the full terms and conditions for use of parking permits and pay in the usual way.

The cost for the parking permits for the period 4th January 2016 to 24th March 2016 (58days @ 50p per day) is £ 29.00. Please note there is only one charge per family for multi parking permits.

 

Pick Up Your Parking Permit

To make a smooth transition to parking permits, parents can park on St Nicholas School Playground Car Park during the week commencing 4th January 2016 without showing the parking permit.

Parking permits need to be picked up from the School Office between Monday 4th January to Friday 8th January 2016. After that date NO entry to the car park will be allowed without the parking permit.

 

Morning Drop & Go

Our office ladies have done a brilliant job in supporting our parents and children with the drop and go in the mornings. This effective scheme continues as normal.

 

ROAD SAFETY UPDATE 3rd December 2015

FANTASTIC NEWS

St Nicholas has agreed to let us start using their playground for carparking on our return after the Christmas holidays. We will have to pay for two carpark supervisors to be on duty 2.30pm to 3.30pm Monday to Friday. As a consequence we will, if the majority are all willing, introduce CAR PARKING PERMITS. Cost to be confirmed.

Please note if we do not have enough positive responses we will have to reluctantly turn down St Nicholas's offer as we will not be able to afford to pay for carpark staff out of the school budget.

Please will all cars (except disabled drivers) park off site until parking permits are introduced. NO car should be parking on any yellow lines at the front of school.

Please fill in the questionaire when you come to the parents evening and let us know if you would be willing to pay for a permit and if so how much?

STAFF PARKING

Unfortunatley due to a number of incidents with parents/carers cars in the staff car park, with immediate effect only staff and visitors displaying PARKING PERMITS will be allowed to park in the rear school car park. Only cars displaying blue disabled badges will be allowed to park in the disabled parking bays at the front of school.

Please note access to the staff car park will be restricted in the afternoon.

CAMPUS SAFETY

Please will all adults and children not walk on the car park at the rear of school or on the hatch area in front of school. Please keep to the paths.

ST NICHOLAS CAR PARK

Please will all parents and carers of pupils attending our school and preschool should NOT  park on St Nicholas car park. Thank You.

Meeting with CWAC Transportation Department

We are looking into a possible path across the campus field, subject to approval and that there are enough people who will be using it. Watch this space!

We have also been informed of the following works over February Half-term to the campus entrance.

  1. On the corner before the gates there is a plan to widen the footpath from corning to the gate

  2. Reinstate and raise the kerb around bend

  3. Resurface footpath on corner

  4. One bollard will be placed on this corner to stop vehicles mounting pavement

  5. Three bollards are also to be placed on corner by estate to stop vehicles mounting pavement

  6. CWAC are investigating regulations regarding placing zig-zags adjacent to campus entrance.

  7. It was agreed that a standing order variation could be 8.00am to 9.00am in the morning then in the evening 3.00pm to 4.00pm. CWAC would investigate this option.

  8. A discussion took place about the merits of barriers to separate pedestrians and traffic; as well as the benefits of traffic congestions creating safer roads as traffic moves slowly!

 

ROAD SAFETY UPDATE 23rd November 2015

Road Works

Greenbank Lane will become one way from the 2nd week in January 2016 while replacement mains are installed. Entry to campus will follow diversion down Marshall Lane after which you turn left into the campus. To exit campus you turn left up Greenbank lane and head straight up to the traffic lights.

We will keep you informed as more information comes in.

Parking on Greenbank Lane

We are very aware of the difficulties parents face when parking for school. However please remember we are part of a wider community and ask that you do not park on grass verges or block resident’s driveways.

Incidents Logged

I am keeping a log of incidents as we continue to work with CWAC on improving safety for those children and parents who walk or cycle to school. Please report any incidents including cars and buses mounting the kerb or near incidents to the school office or to my e-mail at susan.draffin@st-wilfrids.cheshire.sch.uk

 

 

Christmas Fair 

Come and visit the road safety stall at St Wilfrid's Christmas Fair.

Children- come and fill in a word searches, colour one of our road safety sheets or guess the teddies name. 

Parents -see the parents survey results, find out about the road works that are taking place on Greenbank Lane in the New Year, or just come for a chat to find out about the Community road safety meetings.

ROAD SAFETY UPDATE 6th November 2015

Invitation to all parents, staff and governors there is a Road Safety Meeting on Tuesday 10th November 2015 at 4pm.

We will be reviewing the parents survey and listening to any suggestions on how to improve cycle and walking routes to school.

We have invited the local residents representatives, local councillors, schools and colleges, police and represetatives from Chester, and Cheshire West

All welcome to meeting.  

 

ROAD SAFETY UPDATE September 2015

Parents Survey

A big thank you to all parents and carers who filled in the Road Safety Parents Survey. Just to let you know the working party is pulling together an action plan to try to address your concerns. We are continuing to work with other outside parties and anticipate a meeting will take place in November with these groups. We will keep you updated.

You Said….

As a result of consultations with parents and key stakeholders on campus, these are the Road Safety group’s key objectives: 

  • Create a safe pedestrian route into school; with a safe drop off zone, fenced walkways and staffing to support children once dropped off.

  • Create safe cycle routes into school, avoiding the dangerous S bend.

  • Improve safety of pupils by making the S bend entrance vehicular access only.

  • Reduce the overall amount of traffic coming onto campus.

Create an access plan that works for the majority of pupils on campus, including the removal of locked gates at Stones Manor Lane entrance, and the reopening of the pathway over Hartford High School to link Stones Manor lane with Greenbank.

Barrier Update

Concern has been expressed by St Nicholas and the bus companies about the erection of the safety barrier outside the school gate. The discussion is continuing about the best way forward.

ROAD SAFETY UPDATE 4Th July 2015

The Road Safety Working Party

The Road Safety Working Party is engaged in raising awareness of safe walking and cycle routes to school with local schools, Greenbank Community Hub ,LCPO, Local Authority Councillors, MP, Road Safety Engineers, CWAC  and in fact anyone else who will listen and help us to achieve our aims. An invitation has been extended to these bodies to attend a meeting in school prior to the summer holidays to get a commitment to improve our safe routes to school.

St Wilfrid’s Parents Travel Survey.

A Parents Travel Survey has been sent out to all parents and carers on Friday 3rd July 2015. Please take the time to fill it in and send it back. It is your opportunity to have your say; let us know about your travel experiences and helps create a bigger picture of travel routes and issues parents and children face. The working party will analyse the survey. From the information we will have evidence to take to other bodies but just as importantly, it will help us to look at which safe routes to school we need to focus our attentions on. PLEASE FILL IN THE FORM AND RETURN IT ASAP.

Congratulations to all Year 4 pupils

Congratulations to all Year 4 pupils for successfully taking part in the Lets Walk training. The training aims are to support their understanding and gain skills in how to cross the road safely and to prepare them for high school. The children should focus on the four main areas of STOP, LOOK, LISTEN and THINK. Although they have completed their training they should continue to receive adult guidance when crossing the road.

ROAD SAFETY UPDATE 11Th June 2015

Let’s Walk Year 4                                            

Just a reminder the practical sessions take place week commencing 15th and 22nd June. Please ensure you child has suitable footwear and outerwear for their road safety training.

Road Safety Working Party

Good News! We had our first Road Safety Meeting on June 4th. Our agreed focus is to make the roads around the campus safer for all; we want to create safe routes to walk and cycle to school.

The working party currently consists of Mrs Jo Warner, Mrs Caroline Constable, Mrs Sandra Higgins (from the PTFA) and Mrs M Jackson (parent of year 2 and year 5 pupils), and myself. We would still like to invite more parents to be involved, if you can help please come and join us.

At our first meeting, Mr Kelly (Head teacher at St Nicholas) joined us. He listened to our concerns and expressed what issues St Nicholas faced, in regards to road safety. The first meeting was very productive and we look forward to involving more parents, more schools and the local community.

STOP PRESS -Summer Fair

Members of the Road Safety Working Party will be by the PTFA stall. Come and say hello, tell us what you think and offer your support.

Police Community Support Officers

On Thursday 11th June I was joined at the end of the day outside the campus gates, by Police Community Support Officers (PCSO) Danny Blake and Ian Cosgrove.  We observed the traffic and pedestrians, and we discussed concerns about the buses mounting pavements, cars parking too close to the junction, as well as other road safety issues including the dangers our parents and children face when walking or cycling to school. They have promised to raise their profiles by trying to be in the area at the busy times. We agree the way to tackle road safety concerns is to work together; our PCSO will be monitoring and advising parents about safe parking around the school entrance area, and have offered to support the schools road safety working party.

ROAD SAFETY UPDATE 22nd May 2015

Walk To School Week

A BIG well done to the 79 children who walked to school on one or more days this week, and to the 30 children who walked every day; and do so every week. We have had a very positive response (despite the poor weather at the start of the week) and now look forward to encouraging more children to start walking to school either all the way, or part of the way every week. I’d also like to say thank you to Mrs Melia, Mrs Constable and Mrs Higgins who supported myself and our Year 6 Road Safety Officers (RSO) with registering the children and serving refreshments this week.

Key Stage 2 Assembly

Our RSO- Emily, Caitlin and Shannon also presented an informative Road Safety assembly to KS2 on Thursday with a strong message of STOP, LOOK, LISTEN and THINK- well done girls. Please can we ask all parents / carers to reinforce this message when out walking with their children.

Park & Stride

Park and Stride is an idea to encourage more people to walk to and from school-see their website for further ideas.  We already have our own version as parents park by Greenbank Railway Station and stride into school with their children. If you know of any other good places to Park and Stride let me know and I’ll pass the details on via this Road Safety page.

Road Safety Working Party- Parents Wanted!

We know a lot of parents have strong feelings about Parking and Road Safety in the Greenbank/ School area. We are looking for people who can make a positive contribution in helping to find solutions to the problems. We have three PTFA members on the working party, but we want other parents/carers to join us. Help us do something that will make a big difference and remember actions speak louder than words! My contact details are at the bottom of the page.

URGENT REMINDER - ‚ÄčLets Walk Road Training Instuction Year 4

Please can all parents/carers of Year 4 pupils please return permission slips asap. We also need more parent volunteers to help support the children during their practical training. Please contact me on my school e-mail if you need further information or can offer your support.

ROAD SAFETY UPDATE 8th May 2015

Monday 18th May to Friday 22nd May Walk to School Week

We would like to invite you to join us for St Wilfrid’s Walk to School Week. We want to encourage parents to park further away than they normally do, and to walk with their children to school. Research says the children benefit from the early morning exercise, the opportunity to chat and that when they arrive at school they settle down a lot more quickly to do their school work. Refreshments provided at the front of school for all those who walk to school during our walk to school week.

Parking on Greenbank Lane

We are very aware of the difficulties parents face when parking for school. However please remember we are part of a wider community and ask that you do not park on grass verges or block resident’s driveways.

Incidents Logged

I am keeping a log of incidents as we continue to work with CWAC on improving safety for those children and parents who walk or cycle to school. Please report any incidents including cars and buses mounting the kerb or near incidents to the school office or to my e-mail at susan.draffin@st-wilfrids.cheshire.sch.uk

Keeping Our Children Safe

On a number of occasions I have been out taking photographs and observing traffic and pedestrians on Greenbank lane and at the entrance to the Campus; gathering evidence to support our communication with CWAC. Some of what I have witnessed has been quite scary; including buses, cars and taxis mounting the pavements. But just as concerning are the children running ahead of parents; adults and children crossing roads without looking, and drivers using mobile phones. Children learn by example from adults, however children cannot judge the speed of vehicles, or how far away they are from them and they certainly cannot anticipate if a bus or car might come too close to them. The Hartford area has one of the highest densities of school traffic (stationary and moving), and pedestrians in Cheshire. Please teach, and show your children how to STOP, LOOK, LISTEN and THINK – it might save their life.

Help Needed To Set Up Working Party On Road Safety 

A number of parents have expressed an interest in forming a working partnership to try to tackle the problems of road & pedestrian safety within the campus area. If you want to make a difference and can help please contact me via e-mail or through the school office.

Many Thanks for Supporting St Wilfrid’s with Road Safety.

Mrs S Draffin.

My Contact Details. susan.draffin@st-wilfrids.cheshire.sch.uk

 

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St Wilfrid's Primary School


Greenbank Lane, Hartford

Northwich, Cheshire

CW8 1JW


Tel: 01606 288022

Email: admin@st-wilfrids.cheshire.sch.uk