Lollipop ladies cut to save council money

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Lollipop patrols are under threat at four primary schools in a bid to save money.

Essex County Council is considering axeing patrols at Heybridge, Great Totham, Latchingdon and Tiptree primary schools because there is already a zebra crossing or traffic lights nearby.

County Hall has written to 55 schools affected and asked them to pay £5,860 a year to fund patrols themselves or face losing them.

Highways cabinet member Rodney Bass said: “We don’t think it is reasonable the highways authority is exclusively responsible for funding the patrols.

“I don’t mind if parents pay. Parent-teacher associations do a lot for school so why don’t they extend their remit?"

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10:39am Thu 20 Mar 14

Jack222 says...

Excellent idea.

Parents should take responsibility for parenting including helping their children cross the road like they do when lollipops aren't there.

More parental responsibility and less nanny state wasting our tax. Seems fine to me.
Excellent idea. Parents should take responsibility for parenting including helping their children cross the road like they do when lollipops aren't there. More parental responsibility and less nanny state wasting our tax. Seems fine to me. Jack222
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