First of all, good news.
Following a traffic survey, the Council agreed to fund a Lollipop Person at the four-way junction at the tope of Dyke Road Drive. The challenge was always going to be finding someone to do the job. Putting an advert through the door of every home within half a mile of the junction has reaped benefits; someone has applied and been appointed. They just need to go through the Council’s training and we’re away! Fingers crossed she/he will be in post before the weather closes in.
Second, there have been some problems with parking for Stanford Junior School staff. The Council will only issue a small number of school staff permits (which they have to pay for) and so some staff have been using the pay and display areas on Stanford Road. These are only for four hours, which means they have to remember to leave class to move their cars and park elsewhere. The Council have agreed to change the long parking bay on the railway side of Stanford Road between Hamilton Road and Dyke Road Drive from a 4-hour maximum to an 11-hour maximum. As a resident of Stanford Road myself, I don’t think this will have a negative effect for locals; most of the residents are parked on the houses side of the street anyway. I hope this proposal will receive local support, because it will definitely be helpful to reduce disruption for staff at the school.
And finally, I notice on the BBC website today that there are proposals to have a 20mph zone around Staford Junior and Infants School (and a couple of other B&H school). More details here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-15166271 but it wasn’t something I’d heard about.
Community Governor, Stanford Junior School