Nottinghamshire County Council is looking to recruit a school crossing patrol in Moorgate, Retford.
The council has been looking to find someone for the site – which serves the nearby Carr Hill Primary School – for some while and is appealing for anyone interested to get in touch. The council’s army of school crossing patrols helps thousands of the county’s 60,000 primary schoolchildren get safely to and from school every day. Perhaps more commonly known as the lollipop man or lady, they provide a safer crossing place for parents, children and other people to cross the road on school journeys.
They are primarily provided for children aged five to 11 and are a familiar and friendly face at sites which meet the necessary criteria. If you are aged over 18 and are in good health, you could apply for a job in this dedicated team. Relief patrols are also needed to provide cover when regular patrols are off work. This may suit people who only want occasional work. Further information is available by calling 01623 520034 or by visiting: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/travelling/roads/roadsafety/road-safety-schools/getting-to-school-safely/school-crossing-patrols/
Although the county council provides school crossing patrols, parents are still responsible for making sure their children get to school safely.