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Angry parents call for lollipop lady to be replaced
2:00pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
ANGRY parents and governors have called for a lollipop lady to be reinstated on a dangerous road outside a school in Clacton.
Cann Hall Primary School governor and county councillor Andy Wood said parents are upset that a school crossing patrol has been cut.
He has also called for the speed limit to be cut from 30mph to 20mph in Constable Avenue.
He said: “We are very unhappy to return to school after the holidays to find Essex County Council has not replaced the lollipop lady.
“The amount it costs for a lollipop lady is small compared to the cost of a life of a child.
“It is such a dangerous road with a speeding problem."
An Essex County Council highways officer said the authority has not been made aware of any concerns about the speed limit outside Cann Hall Primary School.
He said: “Whenever a member of staff resigns, as a matter of procedure, we undertake an assessment to ensure each site justifies the continuation of a school crossing patrol.
“Regrettably the site does not meet the criteria required to enable us to provide a school crossing patrol at this site.”