£70 fines for parents parking outside these Leicestershire schools

The scheme to tackle inconsiderate parking outside schools will see a further 21 schools across Leicestershire become enforceable from this week (13 May).

These schools will now be monitored using a camera car and parents who park dangerously or selfishly outside them could be fined.

Since it launched in September 2018, the scheme has seen 78 schools sign up, with a further 77 schools set to join the scheme later this year.

The scheme has seen 22 warnings being given and £70 penalties processed for 149 motorists for parking illegally.

Using automatic number plate recognition technology, the camera car is used by officers to collect the necessary evidence to enable fines to be issued.

The new schools where enforcement will begin from this week include:

  • Ashby School, Ashby de la Zouch
  • Ashby Willesley Primary School, Ashby de la Zouch
  • Brookvale High School, Groby
  • Broom Leys School, Coalville
  • Fairfield Community Primary School, South Wigston
  • Glen Hills Primary School, Glen Parva
  • Heather Primary School, Heather
  • Kibworth Primary School, Kibworth
  • Launde Primary School, Oadby
  • Outwoods Edge Primary School, Loughborough
  • Red Hill Field Primary School, Narborough
  • Seagrave Village Primary School, Seagrave
  • Scalford Primary School, Scalford
  • St Bartholomew’s Primary School, Quorn
  • St Cuthbert’s Primary School, Great Glen
  • St Mary’s Primary School, Melton Mowbray
  • St Luke’s Primary School, Thurnby
  • Stonebow Primary School, Loughborough
  • Viscount Beaumont’s Primary School, Coleorton
  • Water Leys Primary School, Wigston
  • Woodland Grange Primary School, Oadby

Councillor Blake Pain, cabinet member for environment and transport, said: “We know that inconsiderate and dangerous parking outside schools can be a real problem, and we believe that the School Keep Clear scheme has gone some way to alleviate concerns in communities where we now enforce.”

“The trial isn’t about catching and fining motorists – we want people to stop parking inconsiderately near schools as it endangers the lives of pedestrians and causes a great deal of concern for schools and parents.”