Felixstowe: Youngsters protest against lollipop man cuts

ROAD safety is the lesson of the day as two resort schools launch a protest today against proposed cuts to their crossing patrols.

Governors and teachers from Causton Junior School and Maidstone Infants School in Maidstone Road were out in force this morning gathering signatures on a petition against the county council budget cuts which will see lollipop ladies and men disappear from outside the school gates.

Headteacher Lizzie Girling said: “I worry for the safety of the children if Ray [Causton’s lollipop man] were to go.

“In this road, there is double parking, lots of traffic and a lot of kids come through a shortcut and just step straight onto the road.”

Meanwhile pupils were out before lessons to monitor traffic and speed from passing cars, and will get a visit from Felixstowe’s police community support officers later today to learn about road safety.

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This comes just a fortnight after Langer Primary School launched a similar protest against the proposed budget cuts, which will also mean them losing their crossing patrol.

- See tomorrow’s paper for the full story.

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