|Extinction Rebellion Take On School Streets|
Closing roads around Putney Primary schools
Residents in West Putney may have found the roads were not as they remembered them on Monday (29 June) around school run times.
Members of Extinction Rebellion Wandsworth have taken action to close off are Charlwood Road (at the junction with Hotham) and Clarendon Drive (at the junction of Gamlem) in the morning and early evening and plan to continue to do this over the next few weeks.
Wandsworth resident David Smith who runs Little Ninja UK, and campaigns for better air quality applauded the efforts of the group telling PutneySW15: "When the Headteacher at Albemarle Primary School took up Wandsworth Council's Back to School Offer 'to block traffic outside any school that requires it for social distancing during drop off and pick up', we never imagined it would inspire action at so many other schools. It's great to see local Extinction Rebellion members using their road blocking skills to ensure children, parents and residents have room for social distancing outside schools. Let's hope the council respond quickly and have school streets in place at all schools before children return to school in September."
We have asked Wandsworth Council to comment.
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