Police -Urged to Act!

On very busy roads outside of schools we have men and women who give their time to protect school children crossing to get, to and from School. We have a particularly busy road where a Lollipop Lady helps the children cross to school here in Wednesfield North. In November of last year an incident occurred.

I am very aware of the unhappiness of parents who witnessed a car and driver ignoring a ‘Lollipop’ Lady going about her business protecting pupils, when a car barged through, striking the ‘lollipop sign’ she was holding.

I am going to raise the issue with the Police, as I understand that there is now a petition of several hundred names supporting and requesting action being taken against the offending car driver.

In Britain a ‘lollipop lady’, is a person who stops traffic by holding up a circular sign on a pole to allow children to cross a road safely. Official name: school crossing patrol.

I will of course keep everyone informed via my web site.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more