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Proposed CPZ affecting St James's RC Primary School

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St Margaret's is linked to St James's Primary school in Strawberry Hill and the school reserves 15 places at Reception to families who worship in our Parish. Richmond Council is now proposing to introduce a CPZ (controlled parking zone) in the Strawberry Hill area affecting roads surrounding St James's. Some parents at the school are concerned that this CPZ might have an adverse effect on current families and on the future uptake of places in our parish and parishes such as St Theodore's and St Francis de Sales, that are further away from the school, thereby jeopardising the Catholic character of the school.

In response they have created a petition in support of the school. It asks that if a CPZ were introduced, it operates from 10.00am-noon and provides sufficient free parking spaces throughout that time, so that it does not affect the ability of current and future parents to drop and collect their children as well a minimising the disruption to the day-to-day functioning of the school.

We would be grateful if all current parents would sign the petition (both parents in a family can sign) by Friday 16th March, which is when it must be submitted to the Council. The link to the petition is http://chn.ge/2FcLXRL

Please note the Change.org website hosting this petition automatically asks for a donation but this is not for the school or this initiative and we advise you not to make any contributions.