Welcome to the Save Our Lollipop People blog site. This blog was started to highlight the protest in Dorset against cuts to the School Crossing Patrol Service. This is now a national concern and the protest needs to reach the very top. On this site you will find resouces, facts and ideas about how to protest in your area. Our ultimate aim is a change in the law so that this essential service is protected in the future.
A letter to the Telegraph from a Council that has got it right
SIR – You report the demise of school crossing patrols (September 3). But in Leicestershire, lollipop men and women remain the stalwarts of the school run.
We at Leicestershire council want to get people out of their cars and walking, cycling or using public transport. As school crossing patrols provide security for parents and encourage children to walk to school, we’ve decided that cutting back on them doesn’t add up. A reduction in the number of these familiar faces, who help children reach school safely, may increase congestion and add to the growing health problems facing our younger generations.
Leicestershire County Council