There are 33 new streets in Croydon drivers could face a fine for driving down at certain times of day. 

On Monday (March 13) Croydon Council rolled out another batch of its Healthy School Streets which limits traffic around schools at drop-off and pick-up times.

The latest restricted roads were approved back in December with the aim of improving safety around schools and encouraging more children to walk, cycle or scoot.

Those who live near the school are able to apply for a free exemption permit which means they can continue to access the roads at all times. 

Permits are also available to those who may need access, including transport for children with special needs, while emergency services and bin lorries are automatically exempt.

The nine schemes are:

Harris Invictus – Lennard Road – Croydon

Harris Academy South Norwood (Beulah Hill Campus) – Spurgeon Road and Spurgeon Avenue – South Norwood.

Oasis Academy Byron – St David’s – Coulsdon.

The Minster Schools and The Write Time School – Warrington Road, Wayneflete Avenue, Ludford Close, St Leonard’s Road, Ravenswood Road, Harrison’s Rise, Eland Road and Eland Place – Croydon.

Kensington Avenue Primary School and Norbury High School for Girls – Kensington Avenue, Buckingham Avenue, Buckingham Gardens, Golf Close, Willowtree Way and Hawthorn Avenue – Norbury.

St Peter’s Primary School – Rockhampton Road, Whitmead Close, Elm Close and Normanton Close – South Croydon.

Rockmount Primary School – Chevening Road, Rockmount Road, Orleans Road and Ilkey Close – Upper Norwood.

Harris Academy Crystal Palace – Sylvan Road, Kitley Gardens, Cantley Gardens, Windall Close and Maberley Close – Upper Norwood.

St James the Great Primary School – Windsor Road and Apostle Road – Thornton Heath.

The new school streets are being introduced as an 18-month trial initially while public consultation and data monitoring takes place. During the first six months, the council collects formal objections and feedback on the schemes.

The introduction of the latest school streets brings the total number of schemes operating in the borough up to more than 30.

When the latest ones were approved, Croydon’s deputy mayor, Lynne Hale, said:  “Helping families make the school run safer and healthier is part of our wider plans to improve how we travel around Croydon, and we are trialling these schemes to see if they can achieve those goals.”