Following a huge campaign, led my mums, dads, grandparents and Caz Howarth, lollipop lady at Christchurch Primary School, fully supported by me and my colleagues Cllr Bruce Berry and Cllr Steve Williams (pictured above with Caz) the Council decided not to Axe the crossing patrol on the very busy Upton Road.
The Labour led Council earmarked this school crossing patrol, along with 47 others across the Borough as part of its penny pinching budget savings plan, despite having £108 million in reserves in the bank. The proposal caused a massive outcry with people coming together telling the Council individually as well as over 500 people signing a petition calling on the Council to drop its crazy plan that would put children’s lives at risk.
We are delighted that the Council has listened and dropped their plans at this location.
We would like to put on record our thanks to all the parents, children and teachers who decided that they would send a message to the Toen Hall. Thus is a victory for people power and common sense.