An excellent business model! Force parents to drive and then fine them for doing so.
We want to walk our children to school but Enfield Council refuse to provide access to local schools for local children.
SWEAT members have been advised by Enfield Council to send their children to De Bohun School and Edmonton County School which is over 1.7 miles and 2.3 miles respectively from children’s homes.
Four year old children cannot walk that distance at the beginning and end of each school day. So what are the alternatives? 2 buses and a walk, or drive and be fined £110 by Enfield Council who have allocated that school to the family.
SWEAT are in agreement with Enfield Council that congestion outside of schools is dangerous. The solution to the congestion is to provide local schools that parents can walk their children to, and not Enfield Council’s solution of fining parents who have no choice but to drive.
The Council should provide local places in areas where they are most needed and work with the community instead of against them!
See the BBC News item here where Enfield Council will be making money from parents lack of choice from Monday 29th September http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-29293085.