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.