School coaches in St Albans focus of council survey

St Albans district council is seeking residents' views on school coaches

St Albans district council is seeking residents' views on school coaches - Credit: Photo supplied

Concern about traffic congestion caused by coaches transporting children to schools in St Albans has prompted the launch of a survey to delve into the issue.

St Albans district council is seeking the views of residents who have experienced problems with buses travelling to and from local schools.

The survey follows recently publicised problems experienced by residents living in the historic heart of the city, near St Albans School.

As the number and size of coaches to the recently expanded school have increased so too has concern among its neighbours, who have complained about traffic congestion.

However Cllr Roma Mills, chair of the council’s schools and coaches task and finish group, said the problem was not unique to those living near the inner-city school.

She and other councillors have received complaints from residents living elsewhere in the district.

Cllr Mills added: “The one that has hit the headlines has been the boys’ school, but it’s not the only one. I have been lobbied by residents of Green Lane in New Greens about coaches going to Townsend School.

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“It is an issue because all schools in St Albans have grown, and will continue to grow.”

She said the council wanted to give residents an opportunity to air their views about traffic problems caused by pupils being transported to school by coach, and situations where solutions had been found.

Please send your comments to Catherine Comfort, scrutiny support officer, by post, care of the council at St Peter’s Street, St Albans AL1 3JE, or by email:

Alternatively phone Catherine on 01727 819529, or email Cllr Mills at: