Shocked by number of unattended Wirral school crossings

Shocked by number of unattended Wirral school crossings

Shocked by number of unattended Wirral school crossings

First published in Letters

NEW information shows 37% of school crossing patrol sites are currently unstaffed – up from 19% the previous year.

It is shocking that Wirral Council has allowed the number of unstaffed crossings to double – I wonder whether the fact Labour have been thwarted in their policy of trying to make school education budgets pay for lollipop crossings has meant they are looking for underhand savings by not filling vacancies.

One of the crossings that is being left unstaffed is in Oxton serving Townfield Primary School.

This vacancy should be filled; in fact the school have been proactive and identified someone to take over the lollipop serving the school.

However, the council has told them that they couldn’t guarantee the new recruit would be assigned to the local school This is ridiculous – lollipop men and women should be local and the school should be applauded for taking the initiative.

It is however strange that the school were told if they signed up to Labour's policy of charging education budgets for the service they would have their new patrol assigned almost immediately.

Cllr Stuart Kelly, Oxton

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7:27pm Wed 23 Apr 14

PaulCa says...

However the councillor will be pleased to hear that the safety of bus drivers, pedestrians and passengers is covered at a single bus stop on Seaview Road, Wallasey.

The fact that £12,000 in CCTV spycar fines have been collected from drivers, often tourists, or visitors unfamiliar to the area, is neither here nor there.

The safety of our people is paramount and any disproportionate swelling of the coffers that runs counter to the "Public safety" themed Town Hall rhetoric is purely coincidental.
However the councillor will be pleased to hear that the safety of bus drivers, pedestrians and passengers is covered at a single bus stop on Seaview Road, Wallasey. The fact that £12,000 in CCTV spycar fines have been collected from drivers, often tourists, or visitors unfamiliar to the area, is neither here nor there. The safety of our people is paramount and any disproportionate swelling of the coffers that runs counter to the "Public safety" themed Town Hall rhetoric is purely coincidental. PaulCa
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7:51pm Wed 23 Apr 14

PaulCa says...

And here is a link to more details on where you can find the bus stop that's been receiving such lavish attention - whilst our schoolchildren are being placed into foreseeable and avoidable danger.

http://goo.gl/dNmnfb


I wonder whether any of the council executive members have children or grandchildren attending the affected schools?
And here is a link to more details on where you can find the bus stop that's been receiving such lavish attention - whilst our schoolchildren are being placed into foreseeable and avoidable danger. http://goo.gl/dNmnfb I wonder whether any of the council executive members have children or grandchildren attending the affected schools? PaulCa
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