I have been discussing parking issues at Hilltop School with RBWM engineers; parking enforcers and the new Head Mrs Bima. As ever there are no easy answers, especially where a small number of parents refuse to obey parking restrictions.

In the past two years I have introduced restrictions in Highfield Road, Kentons Lane, Bell View and St Andrews Crescent. I have also secured bike shelters for the school to cut down on car journeys during the Summer Term. These have had some effect, but there is still more to do. Of course this issue will not be solved by me alone- parents need to consider how their parking impacts others and some forbearance from residents also helps this situation.

A consultation on further restrictions in Bell View and St Andrews Crescent is in my plans for next year. In the meantime I am working hard to get some practical solutions in place to reduce inconsiderate parking at Hilltop School.