Residents on patrol

Residents keen to keep children safe on their way to school are being urged to come forward and help.

 Trafford Council has launched an urgent recruitment drive for school crossing patrols. The role is paid and will ensure all of the borough’s priority crossings are covered.

 The Council, which is also working with schools to recruit new crossing patrollers, is urging people who have spare time in the mornings and afternoons and want to play their part in keeping children safe, to step up.

School crossing patrol Heather Morris MBE has been covering a crossing in Sale during her 48 years of service.

She said:

Keeping our children safe is vital and I am honoured to play an important part of this. Seeing the children and parents every day is a wonderful part of my job and they have become friends to me.If anyone is thinking of how they can help their community, this is a brilliant role and I would encourage people with some spare time to find out more and apply.

Cllr Kevin Procter, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Communities and Housing, said:

Heather is one of the many friendly faces children and parents see each day. They do a brilliant job in helping ensure their journeys are safe but we need more people to help out.The Council really appreciates the fantastic work our school crossing patrols do and I would urge anyone with the spare time to find out more about the vacancies we have available. Our school crossing patrols always have a welcome smile for and the fact the children see their patrol as a real friend on their way to and from school makes it such a worthwhile role.

 Anyone interested in becoming a school crossing patrol, or providing temporary cover for absence or sickness, should call the council on 0161 912 5556.

Posted on Thursday 8th November 2018