School Streets scheme to launch at Oakdale Infant and Junior Schools


Redbridge Council’s School Streets scheme is to be introduced at five more schools across the borough, including Oakdale Infant and Junior Schools in South Woodford.

It means that during term time, traffic will be prohibited from entering Oakdale Road and parts of Ashford Road and Woodville Road from 8.15am to 9.10am and from 2.35pm to 3.40pm. Signs will notify drivers that these roads can only be accessed by cyclists and pedestrians at the displayed times, unless vehicles have an exemption.

Cameras will be installed over the summer to assess traffic flow, and enforcement will start from September.

“These new School Streets will provide a safer and cleaner environment for our children,” said Councillor Jo Blackman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Civic Pride.