3PR School Parking Initiative
The South Essex Parking Partnership have recently developed an exciting new initiative called 3PR (3 Parking Rules) to help tackle some of the parking problems outside of schools and to actively engage with the school community including the local residents, to promote a good working relationship and to understand the needs of everyone. The main aim is to influence parking behaviours so that healthier lifestyles are developed and the road immediately outside the school is clearer and safer for all users.
Children will be key in providing the support and promotion of this new scheme by taking part in some of 3PR’s exciting parking initiatives and learning activities.
Buckhurst Hill Community Primary School has created a 3PR Zone outside of their school on Lower Queens Road, drivers will be advised to not to park in the zone. The schools have recruited 3PR Patrols (children at the school) to stand at the exits/entrances to the school and issue 3PR Tokens to children who have Walked, Scooted or Cycled into the zone. The tokens will be collected by classes and the winning class will receive the 3PR Trophy as a reward each month.
We are launching this initiative on Monday 7 March from 8:15am onwards outside school. The information leaflet and booklet give more details on the 3PR scheme. Councillors, governors and the local police and press will be invited/attending the launch.
There will be daily morning ‘parking patrols’ involving pupils and staff. They will hand out tokens to anyone walking into the highlighted yellow zone outside of school. Tokens will also be handed out to all children walking into the school.
In the summer we are hoping to start a walking bus led by volunteers, from the carpark by the station down to school. (Please let us know if you would like to volunteer).
We are working with Sam Oldacre from 3PR (Parksafe specialist from North Essex Parking Partnership) who is supporting us with plans to organise a walking bus, hopefully for the summer term. In light of this we are trying to gauge interest from parents and carers. Please see the attached letter and respond accordingly if interested. There will be more information about these initiatives in future communications. In the meantime please refer to https://schoolparking.org.uk/about-us/
Interest in the 3PR Walking Bus
Buckhurst Hill Community Primary Walking Bus Initial interest leaflet. (1).pdf
"In order for this to be a success we need everyone to take part. Please take some time to read the information in the booklet your child brought home. The safety of our community is paramount and we need to take this initiative seriously."