Declares that access arrangements for Appleton School currently cause great inconvenience to residents and pose a danger to school children and the wider community since New Park Road is totally unsuitable for large volumes of traffic and commercial vehicles which cause safety concerns for the children who use it and cause unacceptable vibrations, adverse noise and other pollutants reducing the quality of life for residents.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to change advice given on access to schools to take greater account of the
needs of residents, and does urge Castle Point Borough Council and the Highways Authority to design a more appropriate traffic management system to protect the Quality of life of all residents
Local authorities have a duty under Section 122 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to exercise their functions under the Act, so as to ensure the expeditious, convenient and safe movement of traffic - including pedestrians.
Local authorities are aware, both of their duties in this respect, and of the range of guidance provided by Government Departments to assist them in developing appropriate traffic management solutions.