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High Street car ban hits Colchester primary school
8:00pm Tuesday 19th March 2013 in News
PARENTS at a Colchester primary school say the new High Street car ban has added 30 minutes to their journeys every morning.
The 18-month trial ban, launched on Sunday, means parents of children at St Thomas More’s primary on Priory Street can no longer drive down the High Street, onto Queen Street and turn left onto Priory Street to pick their children up.
But this week, the only access was off East Hill, forcing some parents to drive down Magdalen Street, the already congested Brook Street and up East Hill.
As Priory Street is one way, parents must travel to the top of the hill, turn left onto Queen Street, down St Botolph’s Street and then turn onto Priory Street.
For more on the High Street car ban, including a graphic explaining the changes, see Wednesday's Gazette.