Parents fight for primary school crossing patrol

Janice Rigby, Amanda Morgan and Hayley Wainwright ready to sign the petition organised by Coun Margaret Pattinson (right) and Simon Rudd for a lolipop patrol outside St Peter's Primary School, Heysham.
Janice Rigby, Amanda Morgan and Hayley Wainwright ready to sign the petition organised by Coun Margaret Pattinson (right) and Simon Rudd for a lolipop patrol outside St Peter's Primary School, Heysham.

PARENTS and grandparents of children at a primary school believe there could be a serious accident if a crossing patrol is not introduced.

Councillor Margaret Pattison says she is deeply concerned there isn’t a lollipop man or woman outside St Peter’s Primary School in Heysham, and is collecting a petition for one to be employed.

Coun Pattison said: “I have been approached by grandparents and parents of St Peter’s School about there not being a lollipop warden.

“They are getting very worried, as the traffic races past the school, and we just need one child not to be concentrating and walk out and there will be a fatal accident.

“I have spoken to the last headteacher, and on quite a few occasions I have been down to the school.”

See The Visitor (21-09-11) for full story.