Tuesday, July 24, 2012
School crossing patrols from Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton are to be presented with long service awards from the county council.
Lollipop crossing patrols across Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton are to be honoured for their dedication to child road safety.
Devon County Council is holding a long service award ceremony next week, toasting a group of men and women who have a combined effort of 383 years of experience.
Councillor Jerry Brook will next Wednesday, at the County Hall Coaver Club, present bronze, silver, gold, diamond, platinum, sapphire and emerald certificates and badges in recognition of the commitment of five to 35 years service.
Sylvia Macey, Brixington Community Nursery and Primary School’s crossing patrol, and Gary Williams, lollipop man at St Peter’s Primary, in Budleigh Salterton, will both receive bronze awards for five years in the job.
Roy Oliver, Exmouth’s Beacon Primary School’s crossing patrol, and Deborah Townsend, Bassetts Farm Primary School’s lollipop lady, will both be presented with a silver award for 10 years service.
Stuart Hughes, county council cabinet member for highways and transportation, said: “These men and women play a really important role in our communities and have helped thousands of children across the roads over the years.
“I want to send them my thanks and appreciation for all their hard work.”
Cllr Hughes said he hoped their achievements would encourage others to become crossing patrollers.
“All the equipment and training is provided and the work can be both rewarding and enjoyable,” said Cllr Hughes.
For more information about school crossing patrols, go to http://www.devon.gov.uk/school_crossing_patrols.htm
Or contact Andrew Eagles - Devon County Council school crossing patrol manager on 01392 382247.