Park & Stride, the free parking offer for dropping-off and picking-up

Parents can register to park for free with the Council’s park and stride scheme at nearby Meadows Retail multi-story car park.

This offer provides parents with 45 minutes free parking at pick-up and drop off times.

To apply, phone or visit the school office team, who are required by the Council to verify that you are indeed parents of an attending child. The school office team take down your vehicle registration and the postcode of your home address which will be passed onto Essex County Council to be added onto their database. There is no physical permit to display – it is all done on your vehicle registration number.
Once registered, here is the guidance from the council:
When parking after being registered, a parent takes a ticket when entering the carpark but does not pay at the machines. On exit, they push the help button to exit. The controller will ask them for their vehicle registration number and to scan their ticket. The first 45 minutes will be free, beyond the 45 minutes will be payable whilst at the exit barrier.

This offers provides families with a 10 minute walk to school and supports the school community to reduce traffic around the school perimeter.

pedestrian route from Meadows retail car park to Trinity Road Primary School