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Making the school run safer with more parking in Winchcombe

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Tewkesbury Borough Council is creating additional parking bays in Back Lane car park, Winchcombe, to ease congestion and help make the Winchcombe Abbey school-run safer for families.

The council currently allows drivers with school parking permits to use Back Lane car park - next to Winchcombe Abbey Primary School - at pick-up and drop-off times. However recently, members of the school community have become concerned about the increasing number of cars using Back Lane car park and the lack of available spaces.

Following discussions with the school and the local community, council officers identified areas of the car park that could be re-aligned to accommodate 11 more spaces. Weather permitting, work will begin to mark out the new spaces during half term (18 to 22 February).

Councillor Ron Furolo, lead member for finance and asset management, said: “It’s been a pleasure to be able to help resolve this issue for the Winchcombe Abbey school community. School runs are notoriously chaotic so I’m pleased that we have been able to adapt our car park to make better use of the space and, importantly help address safety issues. Working with the community in this way has been really effective - many thanks to all of those involved for their collaboration.”