Parents in Netherthird are being invited to give feedback on a trial scheme aiming to reduce traffic around schools at peak times.

East Ayrshire Council is looking to hear about the School Streets initiative, which started in February when the new Netherthird Primary School officially opened, having been pushed back from late last year.

Roads around the school have been closed from 8.40am to 9.05am and again from 2.45pm to 3.15pm during the school term.

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The initiative has been made a permanent fixture at Catrine Primary and at St Sophia's Primary in Galston after successful initial trial periods.

With the trial coming to an end, council bosses are looking for feedback on the trial from either parents/guardians of pupils, school staff, those living close to the school, or anyone else closely connected.

The outcome of the feedback will determine whether the initiative will become a permanent fixture in Netherthird.

Cumnock Chronicle: Streets have been restricted in the morning and the afternoon.Streets have been restricted in the morning and the afternoon. (Image: Charlie Gilmour)

Feedback can be provided via a survey launched by East Ayrshire Council, by going to

The survey closes on Friday, June 16.

Speaking previously about the initiative, Councillor Neal Ingram, East Ayrshire Council's cabinet member for community safety, roads and transportation, said: "Ultimately, we want to do all that we can to increase the safety of vulnerable road users, and in particular younger children, when they are travelling to and from school.

"School Streets are also a fantastic way of encouraging more active ways of travelling, such as walking, cycling or scooting, which make the school journey healthier as well as safer.”