We have a duty to challenge inconsiderate and dangerous parking in Derby, especially around schools.
We are continually improving parking standards outside of schools to make sure that children are as safe as possible when travelling to and from school. We use high specification traffic enforcement cameras to do this, including the award winning technology Derby City Council created in 2019 in addition to cameras mounted on the top of our cars to enforce regulations where vehicles are seen to be parking or dropping off in the 'keep clear' area outside schools in Derby.
We ensure that all schools in Derby are visited throughout the year by the camera enforcement vehicles and some schools have a static traffic enforcement camera where the parking problems cannot be solved using foot patrols and camera vehicle enforcement.
Parking outside of schools
Parking on the ‘school keep clear’ markings outside schools in the mornings and afternoons is a significant safety issue and results in many complaints being received by both our Parking Services and Neighbourhood teams.
While we cannot control the majority of parking near schools, it is possible for us to manage the ‘keep clear’ areas where inconsiderate stopping or parking creates danger for pedestrians as well as causing congestion.
We have reviewed the ‘keep clear’ markings outside all the schools we patrol and introduced Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO). These orders seek to discourage drivers from stopping or parking in the ‘keep clear’ areas during certain times in the morning and afternoon. This enables us to enforce parking restrictions.
Current School Safe Haven Zones
Bromley Street – School Safe Haven Zone (8.30am to 9am and 2.45pm to 3.45pm)
Church Street, Littleover - School Safe Haven Zone (8.30am to 9am and 3pm to 3.45pm)
Thornhill Road - School Safe Haven Zone (8.30am to 9am and 3pm to 3.45pm)
Redwood Road - School Safe Haven Zone (8.15am to 9am and 2.30pm to 3.30pm)
Uplands Avenue - School Safe Haven Zone (8.15am to 9am and 2.30pm to 3.30pm)
Alvaston Street - School Safe Haven Zone (8.30am to 9am and 2.30pm to 3.30pm)
Vicarage Road - School Safe Haven Zone (8.30am to 9am and 3pm to 3.30pm)
More information about School Safe Haven Zones can be found on the Lets Talk Derby website.
Current Safe Haven Zone enforcement figures
|Location||Warning PCNs issued||Live PCNs issued|
|Church Street, Littleover||4055||2863|
Figures correct as of 24 October 2023. These figures are updated monthly.
Report a school parking problem
If you would like to report a school parking problem, email firstname.lastname@example.org.