PARKING restrictions are to be put in place around two Blackburn schools.

A restricted parking zone order is to be put in place on streets around Tauheedul Islamic Boys School and Blackburn fire station and there will also be restrictions between 8am – 9.30am and 2pm to 5pm outside Intack Primary School.

Council bosses say proposals will make the roads around both schools safer for parents and pupils.

Highways works will be carried out for school access and safety infrastructure on Sumner Street, Harrison Street and

Byrom Street.

As part of this, in order to reduce the requirement for double yellow lines and kerb blips, a Restricted Parking Zone Order has been approved for the area around TIBS and the fire station in order to prevent inappropriate parking.

At Intack Primary School, the access road to the school is being blocked by parents picking up and dropping off children at peak times.

Council bosses say this is impacting on the safety of children travelling to and from school.

In order to mitigate this, a proposed part time order between 8am and 9.30am and 2pm and 5pm on the service road to the school and on the rear service road between Nos 50 to 64 Whitebirk Road has been approved.

It is hoped this will prevent obstructive parking and resolve the road safety issues.

The cost of making and advertising this traffic regulation order will be approximately £2,000 with the cost to be funded from the National Productivity Investment Fund Grant and local transport plan allocation.

No waiting zones are also to be introduced around the Blakey Moor regeneration project as work continues to improve that part of Blackburn town centre.

By introducing restrictions and removing the need to use double yellow lines, council bosses say they are limiting any negative impact on the aesthetic value of the regeneration project, which aims to breathe new life into Northgate, Blakey Moor and the area around King Georges Hall.