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Tackling dangerous parking

Monday 7 January 2019

Tackling dangerous parking outside schools in Swale

Swale Borough Council is tackling inconsiderate and dangerous parking outside schools across Swale, as well as reducing CO2 emissions in enforcement patrols.

Over the two months of October and November, Civil Enforcement Officers have made 185 visits to schools and issued 39 Penalty Charge Notices to drivers parked dangerously and inconsiderately outside schools during drop off and pick times.

APCOA Civil Enforcement Officers working on behalf of Swale Borough Council are now 100% green in delivering the service across the Borough using bicycles and fully electric patrol vehicles in addition to existing foot patrols. Vehicle patrols in total cover over 130,000 miles a year, meaning an average saving of over 29 tonnes of CO2.

Cllr Alan Horton, cabinet member for housing and safer communities at Swale Borough Council said: “This is great news for people living in our borough – parking in restricted areas outside schools poses a risk to children, as well as being inconsiderate to local residents.

"Good air quality is also a priority for the Council - making our parking enforcement teams 100% green shows we are doing our bit to reduce CO2 emissions in our area.

"Tackling these two issues head on is essential if we want to improve our communities”.

For further information on air quality within the borough, visit www.swale.gov.uk/air-quality

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