School traffic problems still cause concern

PUBLISHED: 12:30 06 October 2015

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Police are continuing efforts to improve the school run traffic situation outside Brixington Primary School.

The Exmouth Police neighbourhood team has been addressing the issue as a priority problem for nearly a year, with congestion caused by parents dropping off and picking up children, and issues occuring between car and bus drivers.

In response to the ongoing problem, Brixington PCSO Chris Ball is showing a police presence by patrolling outside the school as much as possible - a course of action which has resumed following the school summer holidays.

He said: “Being there helps to calm traffic and make parents think about their actions, but unfortunately this is not possible every day.”

PCSO Ball said that newsletters about the traffic issues were periodically circulated to parents at the school which helped to calm the situation.

He added that he and the school’s new headteacher, Martin O’Mahony, would be coming together to discuss a strategy to minimise car parking outside the school during the school run.

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