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No Risk Assessment Done On Plans To Axe Lollipop Patrols

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6:04am 4th November 2014

Officials admit they have not done a comprehensive risk assessment on plans to make Cornish schoolchildren cross the road alone.

The council wanted to scrap some lollipop patrols to save money where there are already zebra or pelican crossings.

Now the idea is on hold. In a statement the council confirmed it is "delaying the implementation of the School Crossing Patrols savings to enable a comprehensive risk assessment to be carried out."

When the measures were first announced, as part of a £200m package of cuts, Pirate FM asked about its safety implications.

At the time Alex Folkes told us: "I don't believe that we're compromising safety in any way.

"I think that they [lollipop ladies and men] provide reassurance but I believe they are safe crossings already without their presence there.

"This is an area where, regrettably, we are going to have to make savings. So that's in the proposals at the moment, but we will go out and talk to the people concerned."

It is not clear how long the risk assessment will take or why one was not drawn up before the proposal was announced.

Schoolchildren at Archbishop Benson school in Truro have written to the council, urging officials not to get rid of their lollipop lady.

One pupil told Pirate FM: "I feel like she's part of the lady. The lollipop lady not only makes you feel welcome but she also brings you a sense of safety."

The council says it is reconsidering some of its plans for sweeping cuts, as a result of feedback from taxpayers.

6:04am 4th November 2014

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