Derbyshire council receives big lollipop petition

A 9,644-signature petition opposing controversial plans to axe lollipop men and women has been handed into Derbyshire County Council.

Thursday, 16th April 2015, 4:52 pm
Lollipop lady Maxine Oliver, parents Emma McGwyre and Kelly Louise Stevens hand over the petition to the council's Mike Askworth.

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.

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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.