Year 5 and 6 School Council Meeting – Friday 7th October 2016

Today we discussed the news that the School Crossing Patrol Warden has retired and the council are not replacing him. This is because it is a priority 2 crossing, which means we have a zebra crossing, so there is no need for the zebra crossing to be manned.

Many parents have told Miss Mills at the school gates that the cars are no longer stopping for pedestrians and it can take several minutes for cars to stop.

As a school council, we were shocked to hear this news and we had a discussion about it.  It is a very busy road and the cars stopped when the warden was there. It is now unsafe for younger children and for children who go home alone.

We have decided to write to the council but first, we need to collect some evidence to support our concerns. We are going to carry out a survey on Dawson Road to find out the following:

  • How busy the road is
  • How long people have to wait before cars stop at the zebra
  • How many people use the zebra crossing

We will keep you informed.


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3 Responses to Year 5 and 6 School Council Meeting – Friday 7th October 2016

  1. Miss Hines says:

    I am looking forward to the surveys taking place so that we can prove that our crossing needs to be manned.

  2. Sharon C says:

    This Blog looks great. I am sure the children will enjoy sharing their news.

  3. Christine Walsh says:

    What an important issue. It is great to hear the school councillors addressing it and hopefully their actions will mean a new crossing patrol warden will be employed.

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