The North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) has recently launched its next Gold 3PR parking scheme, to encourage drivers not to drop school children at the front gates of Holland Haven Primary School in Holland-on-Sea.
Holland Haven Primary School has created a no parking zone, known as a ‘3PR Zone’ outside its entrance to educate parents and pupils about considerate parking practices.
3PR, which represents the three Parking Rules of Care, Consideration and Caution (originally created by the South Essex Parking Partnership), delivers a positive message about school parking and provides advice and guidance to children, parents and carers on safe and considerate parking practices.
Pupils who enter the zone by foot, cycle or scooter will be rewarded with a 3PR token for the class token box. Children arriving early at school for Breakfast Club will also receive tokens for avoiding peak drop-off time. Each month the class with the most tokens is awarded a trophy and at the end of each school year, one class at the school will become the 3PR Parking Champions.
Councillor Robert Mitchell, Chairman of North Essex Parking Partnership, said: “We’re really excited to be launching our 11th 3PR scheme in north Essex and our fourth scheme in Tendring.
“Parking at school drop-off and collection time is often an issue and we’re always looking for ways to improve the environment in the immediate vicinity of schools, by parking necessary vehicles a little way away; encouraging healthy walking and keeping children safe. We’re confident this scheme is going to make a real difference to parking outside the school and make the surrounding routes and roads safer for all road users.”
Catherine Cole, Deputy Headteacher at Holland Haven Primary School, said: “We’re excited to launch 3PR as we’ve been looking for a way to improve the safety and congestion outside the school and the patrol is ideal as it involves our pupils.”
Find out more about 3PR by visiting schoolparking.org.uk.
Primary schools that are interested in the scheme should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.