Saturday, 31 October 2009

Could you help with lollipop patrol in Swansea?

Road safety officers in Swansea are hoping residents will sign up to become school crossing patrols.

An appeal has gone out for more people to sign up for the much needed community service which helps thousands of school children cross busy roads to and from school every day.

Swansea there are 93 registered sites. At present, 27 of those sites are without a patrol.

John Hague, Cabinet Member for the Environment in
Swansea Council said, "Historically, local councils throughout the country have experienced difficulties recruiting enough patrols to cover the service.

Swansea, our aim is to encourage more people to sign up and become school crossing patrols.

"They carry out a vital service in communities and are really valued by the children, parents and the schools."

Brian Mansell has been working as a School Crossing patrol outside Cwm Primary School for almost a year. He said, "I enjoy the job immensely. It's really rewarding knowing I'm providing a valuable service and helping to keep our local children safe.

"I applied for the post after noticing that there was no patrol at the school for a long time. Parents and children seemed to be having difficulty crossing roads and I felt like I needed to help out."

Cllr Hague added, "Road safety is about educating children and also about implementing measures that help provide safer environments for children to walk and cycle to school.

"Having a school crossing patrol on site will help children become even safer on our roads. If anyone is interested in carrying out this important role, they can contact the Council's Road Safety Team."

The locations needing patrols are:

1. Arfryn Primary School - Heol Gwyrosydd junction Heol Cadifor

2. Clydach Inf/Jnrs - Vardre Road (Near Park Road) BT offices

3. Cwm Primary- Jersey Road School Gates

4. Cwmglas Primary - Colwyn Avenue near Supermarket

5. Cwmrhydyceirw Primary - Heol Maes Eglwys near Comprehensive school Roundabout

6. Gendros Primary - Carmarthen Road Pelican Crossing (west junction with Kings Head Road)

7. Gendros Primary - Middle Road junction Upper Kings Head Road

8. Gors Avenue Community School - Gors Avenue, School Gates

9. Gorseinon Infant/Nursery - Alexandra Road - Old Post Office

10. Gowerton Comp - School Gates - Park Road

11. Gwyrosydd Primary - Penlan Road junction with Parkhill Terrace

12. Gwyrosydd Primary - Heol Gwyrosydd junction with Crwys Terrace

13. Llanmorlais Primary - B 4295 Junction Lane to School

14. Morriston Comp - School Gates Raised Platform Rhodfa Fadog

15. Penllergaer Primary School - Gorseinon Road Roundabout

16. Portmead Primary - Broughton Avenue junction with Paviland Place

17. St Joesphs RC Primary - Llangyfelach Road junction with Caepystyll Street

18. St Josephs RC Junior - Carmarthen Road Pelican Crossing Caepystyll St

19. Townhill Primary - School Gates Townhill Road

20. Tregwyr Infant - Cecil Road junction with Talbot Street

21. Treuchaf Primary - Glebe Road junction with North Road

22. Ynystawe Primary - Pelican Crossing Clydach Road

23. YGG Tirdeunaw - School gates Heol Ddu

24. Brynhyfryd Infants - Eaton Road Jct with Freeman Street

25. Pentrehafod Comp - Llangyfelach Rd Jct with Pentremawr Road

26. Penyfro Primary - Killam Road jct Priors Crescent

27. St Josephs RC Primary - Pontardawe Road School Drive


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