Recruiting to keep kids safe

Appealing for new lollipop people around the North Tyneside borough, Road Safety Officer Liz Moore and PC Laura Batey in Wallsend.
Appealing for new lollipop people around the North Tyneside borough, Road Safety Officer Liz Moore and PC Laura Batey in Wallsend.
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ROAD safety officers in Wallsend are looking for someone to take on the role of lollipop person to help children travelling to and from school.

The vacant spot is on the junction of Mullen Road and Kings Road North and would help parents and children get to and from St Bernadette’s Primary School.

Parents of children attending the school have raised concerns about the speed of motorists along the road, which has a 20mph speed limit.

Now police and road safety officers in the area are hoping someone will be keen to take on the role.

The job requires an individual who is fit and healthy, and able to work in all weathers.

It will involve around ten hours a week, but they will have all school holidays off.

Liz Moore, road safety officer with North Tyneside Council, said: “We work very closely with the police and we work together regarding road safety issues.

“Getting the children to school safely is of great importance.”

Neighbourhood Inspector for Wallsend Kevin Benson added: “Road safety is very important, and we would encourage someone who thinks they would suit the role to make an application for the job.

“Drivers are also reminded that they should be driving within the 20mph limit on that stretch of road.”

For more information on the vacancy contact Liz Moore on (0191) 643 6104.