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Lollipop Patrols Saved by Conservative U-TURN as Parent Power Wins the Day

July 4, 2016 10:31 AM

The threat to cut School Crossing Patrols has been lifted across Devon. The Conservatives on Devon County Council at a recent meeting voted to scrap the County funded men and women who ensure our children cross busy roads safely. Even a last ditch attempt for common sense was rejected by the Tory Council leader when it was proposed by the Lib Dems to urgently thrash out an agreement to save this important service.

But the County's Lib Dems did not give up the battle for the children's safety. Local Councillor Nick Way fought with others to save the Haywards Crossing Patrol and challenged this Tory cut again at a further council meeting calling for a more detailed look at the safety issues.

Meanwhile parents and schools across Devon organised petitions and protests which eventually forced the U-turn at County Hall and saved the School Crossing Patrols.

Local Lib Dems Nick Way, Bob Wright, Frank Letch and John Downes near the Haywards School crossing on the busy A377.

ocal Lib Dems Nick Way, Bob Wright, Frank Letch and John Downes near the Haywards School crossing on the busy A377.