Thursday, November 15, 2012

City Council School Parking and Pupil Safety Working Group

Earlier today, I participated in the latest meeting of the City Council School Parking and Pupil Safety Working Group.   Chaired by the Chief Executive, it has been a very productive and positive group of council officers, councillors, Parent Council representatives, Head Teachers and Tayside Police that has worked to improve road safety at schools across Dundee.

I took the opportunity today to again highlight the concerns about road safety at the new West End campus (St Joseph's PS; Victoria Park PS; Balgay Hill Nursery School) that I highlighted on this site and the Courier also highlighted.

The working group agreed to my request that attention be given to highlighting safe parking areas and high visibility to ensure the message gets across.   My thanks go to the vast majority of parents and carers who park responsibly near the campus.    Pupil safety is vitally important and the City Council School Parking and Pupil Safety Working Group has worked well to address the issues across the city.