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Consultation: John Ferneley College Car Park

We are writing to make you aware of some changes we are proposing to make to the school car park, and
are asking for your feedback before we look to implement these. We are experiencing an increasing number of problems in the school car park and have received feedback from a number of parents regarding the dangers at the beginning and the end of the school day. We have had a risk assessment carried out
independently by Leicestershire County Council which highlighted a number of risks to our students, your
children. In a nutshell, we have too many people trying to access the car park – with some driving too
quickly and some choosing unsafe places to drop off or pick up their child/ren, which is putting children’s
safety at risk.

As a result of this, we are proposing to limit access to the school car park between the hours of 8:30 am
and 4:30 pm. We welcome your feedback on these proposed changes and will, therefore, be holding an initial consultation evening on Thursday 9th May 2019 from 6 pm until 7 pm, for you to ask any questions you may have. All parents/carers and members of the local community are invited to attend and we are also hoping to have representatives from Leicestershire County Council, Melton Borough Council and the local Police. Following this, we are planning to run a two week trial of these restrictions from Monday 13th May 2019 until Friday 24th May 2019. During this trial, the car park will be closed to parents from 8:30 am until 9:30 am and 2:30 pm until 4:00 pm.

If you are unable to attend the consultation evening on Thursday 9th May please feel free to email your feedback to [email protected]

The consultation period will end on Friday 7th June, with a decision to be made by 21st June.

What are the limited access arrangements?

From 8:30 am until 4:30 pm the school car park will only be accessible to staff, authorised vehicles i.e.
school buses and taxis and parents that have special permission from the Head of School. To request special permission a letter or email must be sent to the Head of School detailing the extenuating circumstances (this may be for a medical reason for example). Approval in writing from the Head of School must be obtained prior to accessing the car park during the restricted times.