What are the Park Safe school cameras?
The Park Safe School (PSS) cameras are made available to schools where a requirement for additional support has been identified, with an aim to change behaviours to support the safe travel of children to school.
These cameras will be installed and operated by the North Essex Parking Partnership and are provided to support the efforts in tackling parking issues around schools.
The cameras will be monitored off site by a trained Civil Enforcement Officer and will be used to observe the restrictions and vehicle activity only.
Where are the Park Safe Schools cameras installed?
The cameras were installed in August 2023 at these selected schools;
Gosbecks Primary, Colchester
John Ray Junior, Braintree
Stanway Fiveways, Colchester
Unity Academy, Colchester
Additional locations and relocations of current cameras are currently being considered.
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What will the Park Safe School cameras do?
The camera will always be directed to the restricted area, however we may be required to adjust the angle for purposes only related to the restriction or where a red route applies. The camera cannot and will not be used for monitoring of any other purpose.
How long will the Park Safe School cameras be installed for?
We will be regularly monitoring the success of the cameras which will be measured by assessing the change in parking behaviours around the school. The cameras will therefore only be installed for a temporary period of time which will vary and be determined based on the successes at each location.
What will happen after the Park Safe School cameras are removed?
The ongoing success of the Park Safe cameras, once removed, will be monitored via checks on the level of compliance in the area, as well as whether changed behaviours remain. It may be the case that cameras could return in future should there be a need to do so.
What else can be done to promote safer parking around schools?
The 3PR School Parking Initiative aims to prevent inconsiderate, illegal and dangerous parking around schools by changing driver behaviours through education, amongst other strategies. Interested schools may follow the link below to learn more about this scheme.