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Councillor Davod Harrison

Next thing to be cut

School Crossing Patrol Service Poster
School Crossing Patrol Service Poster

Hampshire County Council are proposing to withdraw School Crossing Patrols, unless the cost is picked up by schools or possibly Parish Councils, in order to cut £1.2million.

They also remind us that while school crossing patrols are not a statutory duty, the responsibility for any child’s safety on the way to and returning from school, is that of the parents or the carers of the child.

It seems pretty unlikely that schools or Parish Councils could fund this service.

It is something I have always regarded as essential in some locations. What do you think?

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2 Comments

  1. Dan on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Traffic lights! A prime example is outside the White Horse in Netley Marsh! Would provide a much safer crossing outside of school hours, especially when the road is notorious for speeders and heavy HGV traffic…

  2. Richard on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 8:45 am

    David, With schools paying for a patrol will this mean that limited funding will be moved away from the children’s education? Is this proposal just moving the costs from one HCC department to another thus not saving money? Is children’s safety more, less or equally important than children’s education?

    Richard

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