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Bright new look for school crossing staff

Out with the old and in with the new: Barnsley school crossing patrol staff in the new uniform (L-R) Wendy Jones, Birdwell; Linda Leigh, Holy Trinity; Shaun Dickinson, Darfield Valley;  Pamela Taft, Keresforth; and June Wilson Carlton.

Out with the old and in with the new: Barnsley school crossing patrol staff in the new uniform (L-R) Wendy Jones, Birdwell; Linda Leigh, Holy Trinity; Shaun Dickinson, Darfield Valley; Pamela Taft, Keresforth; and June Wilson Carlton.

BARNSLEY and Dearne school crossing patrol staff have a vibrant new look for the new year!

They are now highly visible in the bright uniforms across South Yorkshire, as they help school children to cross the road safely.

As uniforms are now bought and co-ordinated centrally by the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership, all school crossing patrol wardens from Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield are to be dressed the same, making them easily identifiable from other types of road workers.

Susan Fox, School Crossing Patrol Supervisor at Barnsley Council said “School crossing patrols play a vital role in helping children and other members of the community to cross the roads safely. By having a clearly visible, standardised uniform across the whole of the South Yorkshire it means that a driver from anywhere in the county will be able to easily identify a school crossing patrol.

“With these new uniforms, drivers really have no excuse for not seeing the wardens. The law states that drivers must stop for school crossing patrols and failure to do so could result in a fine of up to £1000 and three penalty points.

“It really is important that drivers show respect for the crossing patrol wardens. Their role is vital in helping both school children and adults to cross the roads safely.”

People interested in becoming a ‘lollipop man or woman’ can email susanfox@barnsley.gov.uk or telephone 01226 772024.

 

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