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To: Dorset County Council

Address the school traffic issue in Lytchett Matravers

Address the school traffic issue in Lytchett Matravers

We, the residents of Lytchett Matravers request that Dorset County Council address the increasing issues with school parking and congestion from Lytchett Matravers Primary School.

Why is this important?

Lytchett Matravers is a beautiful village with a strong community. There have been concerns for many years now regarding parking in Wareham Roads and the surrounding smaller roads during school run times. Many residents have complained to the council, to the police and to local councillors but no action has been taken.

During school runs, many parents travel into the village to collect and pick up their children. Their parking options are very limited and sadly, a minority of parents choose to park without consideration to residents and other road users.

It is routine to find school run cars parked over nearby junctions, on the pavements and blocking dropped kerbs. Drivers are unable to see oncoming traffic when driving in and out of Wareham Road putting themselves and pedestrians at risk.

The amount of congestion around junctions means that traffic flow is severely restricted. It is not uncommon for it to take 15 minutes or more to navigate past the school on Wareham Road safely.

This situation could be easily improved by simply putting double yellow lines around the corners of junctions off Wareham Road in the vicinity of the school. This could be enforced with traffic wardens as and when required.

The situation is now so dangerous, we feel it is only a matter of time before there is a serious accident in this area. We call on Dorset County Council to take positive action and fulfil their duty of care to the residents, parents and children.

Lytchett Matravers, UK

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Reasons for signing

  • Despite drivers in the village respecting the speed limits, the traffic along Wareham Road during the school rush is dangerous. Not only have I seen people damage locals cars when trying to filter through the traffic but I have seen parents be knocked by a moving car. It’s only a matter of time till a school child gets hurt too by someone driving by.


2020-04-29 20:06:45 +0100

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2020-04-29 13:29:12 +0100

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2020-04-29 12:16:17 +0100

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