Corby Council is encouraging children and parents across the borough to leave their cars at home as part of National Walk to School Week.
The council’s Neighbourhood Management Team is working alongside the Police Safer Communities Team and local schools to deliver four Park ‘n’ Stride events as part of the campaign which will run from Monday, May 16, to Friday, May 20. The campaign aims to encourage children and their families to adopt walking as a regular way of getting to and from school and play their part in helping to reduce traffic and parking issues outside schools.
The campaign is administered by national charity Living Streets which works with communities, agencies and the government to make the UK’s streets safer and more attractive places to walk.
The Park ‘n’ Stride programme is included in a wider programme of activities during the Rural Days of Action event running that same week, which will also include a School Education Workshop around local speed gun operations at Gretton Primary School and a Road Safety session at Weldon Primary School.
Park ‘n’ Stride Events will be held at Danesholme infants and junior schools, Corby Old Village Primary School, Gretton Primary School and Beanfield Primary School.
Leader of Corby Council Tom Beattie said: “Parking is an ongoing challenge at the majority of our schools across the borough and can cause local tensions within a community.
“By linking in with campaigns such as this the borough council is encouraging parents and guardians to think about where they park which will hopefully reduce the amount of traffic on the roads in these areas, making it a safer environment for our young residents.”
For more information, contact Suzanne Preston on 01536 463177, or email.