Parents are being 'banned' from driving their children to schools concerned about pollution

Mail Online | 7/16/2018 | Sarah Harris for the Daily Mail
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Rising numbers of parents are effectively being banned from driving their children to school amid growing concern about the damage being done by pollution.

Thousands of schools are introducing measures to try to deter families from using their cars.

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These include closing roads, and setting up 'park and stride' schemes and walk to school initiatives.

The clampdown on the school run comes as fears grow about the illegal levels of air pollution and the impact on children's health.

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Schools, councils and public health experts are beginning to take action to protect pupils.

In Edinburgh, families have been banned from dropping their children off outside nine schools.

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The scheme is being extended to other schools across the city because to its success.

In London, Hackney council has closed the roads outside five schools. The initiative is due to be extended to another 12 sites.

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And Westminster council says a range of options – including road closures – will be on offer from September, it has been reported.

In Stockport, St Mary's Primary School has introduced a 'park and stride' scheme based at a local pub car park. This stops parents from driving straight to the school gates. Families park their cars at the pub and walk the final seven minutes to the school.

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The scheme was introduced after the pupils' eco-council decided 'they wanted their parents to stop driving to school'.

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