Call for School Street Stewards

28 September 2020 to 31 March 2021

Acton, Ealing, Greenford, Hanwell, Northolt, Perivale

Temporary School Streets is a scheme where the streets near a school are closed to traffic at school opening and closing times. Closing the streets to school and through traffic helps to achieve a safer, more pleasant environment for everyone using the streets whilst maintaining access for residents, businesses, pedestrians and cyclists.

School Streets will help to support social distancing, keep children and their families safe on the school journey and to reduce air pollution and congestion around schools. The added benefit for residents is that it will free up space on their streets, significantly reducing the traffic congestion and numbers of parents who park inconsiderately, sometimes blocking driveways at those times of the day.

This is a volunteer led initiative run by schools, in conjunction with Ealing Council. But the schools need your support. Due to COVID and staggered school start times, some schools need your help to steward the barriers at each closure so that permit holders can enter and exit as needed. Schools are looking for volunteers to give up an hour each week (or more if you can), either, in the morning or in the afternoon. So, what does it involve?

  • Collecting the barrier and banner from the school and taking it to the closure point. It’s on wheels and is easy to manoeuvre
  • Putting the barrier across the road, attaching the banner and staying with it while it is in situ
  • Moving the barrier to allow permit holders to enter and exit as required
  • Training: the school have a training pack and training/support is also available from the Council if required Schools would be delighted to hear from you:

Please get in touch directly with your local school - see the list below of schools participating in the scheme and their contact details.

Participating Schools:

How you can help

Volunteer - practical skills

So you think you will be able to volunteer. Contact the school now.