3PR Zone Launched at Tyrell's School

March 2, 2017 7:43 AM

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A new initiative to reduce traffic congestion and parking problems outside the Tyrell's School in Chelmsford was launched this week. Concerns about the safety of the pupils arriving in the morning and leaving in the afternoon prompted the need for a radical solution.

Local Essex County Councillor Mike Mackrory, who was pleased to be invited to the launch, met with the former Deputy Head a year ago to share his concerns over the traffic and parking problems in Tavistock Road and the roads around the school. His campaign for a pedestrian crossing at Springfield Green and for a 20mph speed limit in the surrounding roads fitted in well with the school's plans too. He was able to get the Local Highways Panel to recommend the scheme to Chelmsford City Council who wanted a school to be a pilot scheme for other schools in Chelmsford to follow.

The scheme is called the 3 PR Zone and was the idea of the children and promotes the three parking rules, Care, Consideration and Caution. All pupils arriving on foot, cycle or scooter from outside the 3PR Zone will receive a token which goes into a box in their class room. The class which has the most tokens at the end of the month receives the 3PR cup and the one with the most at the end of the year will become the 3PR Champions!

Essex Highways have carried out speed checks in the area and are carrying out feasibility work for a 20mph limit to cover a wider area. Work on the crossing is programmed for the 2017/18 financial year.