Brent Council write:
As part of our sustainable transport policy, we are progressively improving key walking routes to schools and making them safer for all road users such as children. This documents outlines our proposal to improve pedestrian access to Wykeham Primary School in Annesley Close.
Why are we proposing this change?
In 2017 Brent Council introduced a number of road safety improvements in roads around the
Wykeham Primary school. This was in response to concerns raised by the school, local ward
councillors and residents submitting a petition to Brent Council. Although we have installed a
number of improvements to stop the obstructive parking on footways and Carriageway, and to
reduce congestion in Annesley Close. The situation had not improved and drivers continue to
obstruct the Carriageway and the Footways during the school peak hours at am and pm.
The proposals we have introduced include the installation of Pedestrian Guard rails, Street trees
and the installation of the School Keep Clear marking.
What are the proposed improvements?
The scheme proposals are shown in the attached drawing. In summary the proposals include:
The introduction of a Pedestrian and Cycle zone in Annesley Close from its junction with
Aboyne Road and the turning circle, between 8:15 to 9:15am and 2:30 to 4:00pm. The
Permit holders within the proposed zone (Annesley Close), Emergency Service Vehicles,
blue badge holders and permitted delivery vehicles would be exempted from the
Introduction of timed “Pedestrian and Cycle” zone signs to help the enforcement of this
area to improve safety of children and all pedestrians.