Derbyshire council receives big lollipop petition

Lollipop lady Maxine Oliver, parents Emma McGwyre and Kelly Louise Stevens hand over the petition to the council's Mike Askworth.
Lollipop lady Maxine Oliver, parents Emma McGwyre and Kelly Louise Stevens hand over the petition to the council's Mike Askworth.
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A 9,644-signature petition opposing controversial plans to axe lollipop men and women has been handed into Derbyshire County Council.

The cash-strapped authority may have to shake-up the service which would include the removal of wardens from 35 sites where there are either zebra or light-controlled crossings.

Campaign leader Lisa Pritchard said: “We believe that the work we have done speaks enough of a volume to show the council how we feel about its proposal to cut the service.”

A council consultation on the proposals – which can be completed at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/schoolcrossings – closes on Tuesday.

Residents are being urged to have their say on the plans.