Next thing to be cut
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?