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MP Mark Pawsey hopes to tackle school traffic dangers

Rugby Editorial 29th Jun, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

CONGESTION and traffic problems around schools was at the top of Rugby MP Mark Pawsey’s agenda when he spoke in the House of Commons this week.

He sought assurances from Schools Minister Nick Gibb to check that all was being done to ensure parking restrictions around school gates were being enforced.

Mark said: “Many parents in Rugby have told me of their concerns about the dangers posed by congestion around school gates as they drop off their children at school and also pick them up at the end of the day.

“I have been campaigning on this issue for many years and will continue to do all I can to highlight this problem and also encourage more children and parents to walk and cycle to school.

“Warwickshire County Council will be investing £2.5m in the coming years to make journeys to schools safer and my hope is that this will enable, and encourage, more children and parents to leave the car at home and travel to their school by foot or bicycle.”

Responding to Mr Pawsey’s question in the House, Mr Gibb said that this was also a problem in his own constituency of Bognor Regis and Littlehampton and that local councils should “promote sustainable travel and transport, in order to reduce the number of car journeys to schools”.

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