A MOTHER said dropping her child off at school feels “risky” as no measures have yet been put in place to close the road.

The parent, who wished to remain anonymous, said the pavement outside Carden Primary School in County Oak Avenue, Brighton, is very narrow, which makes it hard to adhere to social distancing as pupils queue up to go in.

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The school was originally listed by the city council as one participating in the School Streets scheme, with County Oak Avenue from Denton Drive to Carden Parade due to be closed at school drop-off times.

The parent said: “Road closures aren’t in place and it feels like school drop-off is risky because of having to walk down crowded pavements and in the road a lot of the time.

“I think the council should take responsibility to close the whole road for that half an hour each morning and afternoon.

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“At the moment it seems to be left for the school to find volunteers to help, but they have enough to think about.”

Carden Primary School was among the original 14 schools listed in the scheme, but was removed yesterday.

A spokesman for Brighton and Hove City Council said: "Carden Primary School is currently unable to take part in the project.

"We hope the school will be able to in the future and we will do all we can to support them."