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Cornish School Crossing Unsupervised For Ten Months

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10:23am 17th January 2013
(Updated 10:23am 17th January 2013)

Pirate FM has learnt busy crossings outside a Cornish school have been left without a lollipop man or lady for almost a year.

Officials are struggling to fill two vacancies near Bodmin College.

They said six posts were vacant across the whole of Cornwall, out of a possible 124.

It has prompted calls from teachers and parents in Bodmin to resolve the issue quickly.

Brett Elliott, Principle of Bodmin College, said: "We are wholeheartedly supporting the local authority in the advertisement to appoint a crossing patrol near to the college. We are extremely concerned that for ten months the students have been subjected to unsupervised road corssing which poses a significant risk to students and drivers alike."

Officials insist they are doing everything they can to fill the vacancies, including advertising on the Cornwall Council website and in local newspapers.

Workers from CORMAC have now teamed up with local bakery, Barnecutts, to give shoppers in the town more information about the roles.

Jane Lewis, CORMAC Solutions' School Crossing Patrol Co-ordinator, said: "We do advertise and we do the leaflet drops, hoping that somebody comes forward. You know, it's for the local community, it's for the safety of the children. We do everything we can but if the people are not there to volunteer or to come forward, we can't magic people up from thin air to do it.

"We've still not any success with that. It's the safety of the children, although these are secondary school children, it's a very busy road, lots of children come out and cross. We're desperate to fill these positions really."

10:23am 17th January 2013

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