Council to introduce measures to ease school parking pressures

Published Friday 14 June 2024

Practical arrangements to help to alleviate parking pressures outside a primary school in Market Harborough are set to be introduced by Harborough District Council.

In response to parking difficulties experienced by parents and carers of children at Market Harborough Church of England Primary School, the council has been discussing options with the school and the scheme will be launched in time for the new school year at the end of August 2024. 
The new arrangements follow the introduction of a parking scheme earlier this year by the council and St Joseph’s Catholic Voluntary Academy in the town, which has been working well. 

Parents and carers will receive a permit for 30 minutes free parking in Doddridge Road car park at the beginning and end of the school day.
Elaine Bird, Head of Regulatory Services at Harborough District Council, said: “We have been discussing options with Market Harborough Church of England Primary School to see if we can find a practical solution to the parking issues that some parents and carers are experiencing. 
“We understand the difficulties that parents and carers can encounter when dropping off and picking up their children. The council will continue to work with schools in the Harborough district where possible to ease issues with on-street parking at peak times of the school day.”


This media release was updated on 17 June 2024 with further details of the parking scheme.