Mobile CCTV cameras to catch Lincolnshire parents breaking law on school run

New mobile CCTV cameras are set to be installed outside several Lincolnshire schools in a bid to catch parents breaking the law when they drop off and pick up their children.

Lincolnshire County Council is proposing purchasing eight mobile CCTV cameras which would be located in marked vehicles at eight locations across the county.

The cameras will monitor the zig zags outside school entrances to snare motorists flouting the rules of the road and jeopardising the safety of children.

The cost of the pilot project would be £69,073.44, with the money coming from the council’s parking enforcement surplus.

£33,499.20 would be spent on hiring the CCTV cameras, with an additional £35,574.24 needed to staff the scheme.

The following eight schools, including two in Lincoln, have been nominated to take part in the pilot, which is set to begin in January 2017.

  • Sir Francis Hill School, Bristol Drive, Lincoln
  • The Priory Witham Academy, Shannon Avenue, Lincoln
  • William Alvey Primary School, Sleaford
  • Westfield School, Bourne
  • Bourne Grammar, Bourne
  • St Thomas’ School, Wyberton Low Road, Boston
  • Boston West Academy, Sussex Avenue, Boston
  • National Junior School, Castlegate, Grantham

Lincolnshire County Council believes that the cameras would regulate the traffic congestion around schools and act as a deterrent to inconsiderate parking.

Parking services manager Matt Jones, who produced the report, said: “The use of a mobile CCTV enforcement vehicle would enhance the safety of children and council employees during the opening and closing hours of schools, assist in the improvement of traffic flows and help to reduce highway congestion.

“The CCTV vehicle could also help to improve safety at pedestrian crossings and other keep clear areas.”

Lincolnshire County Council’s Highways and Transport Scrutiny Committee will discuss the plans at a meeting on April 18.