229 votescath baker commented
Manchester Council are trying it now - wanting schools to pay for patrols on high risk crossings - a clear case of passing the buck. Our lollipop people are trained, CRB checked, insured, and go above and beyond their jobs as they become trusted and respected figures in our communities. They help all members of our communities cross roads safely, including people with mobility problems, as well as our children. How they can justify even considering cutting this service when they are responsible for road safety is beyond belief.
The kids of Alma Park primary school have set up their own petition, and already gathered over 400 signatures of under 16s. Good for them!