Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School: School Streets clean air consultation is open


Redbridge Council is consulting on creating an additional five School Streets schemes, including one at Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School in Wanstead.

The initiative aims to reduce traffic around schools to protect local children from accidents and air pollution.

“Under the proposals, welcomed by head teachers and parents, non-residential vehicles from outside the zone cannot enter streets surrounding the five schools for a period at the start and end of the school day, during term time only,” said a spokesperson.

Residents who have cars registered to an address inside the zones will still be able to use their cars during this time.

“This will eliminate dangerous traffic hotspots near the schools and make children less vulnerable to road accidents by creating a much safer journey to and from school.”

If approved in Wanstead, Chestnut Drive and Highstone Avenue will become pedestrian and cycle zones between 8.15am and 9.15am and 2.30pm and 3.45pm, Monday to Friday.

The consultation is open until 27 July 2022.