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School Crossing Patrols

Please contact Mrs Raybould if you are interested in being trained as a school crossing patrol.

Dear Parent or Carer,  

Community Funded School Crossing Patrols  

As you may be aware from the local media, the county council is asking communities to look to fund their local school crossing patrols from September 2019 as part of proposals to close a £35m shortfall in our budget next year.  

Legally we must balance our books and are now facing some very difficult decisions in order to bridge the gap left by funding, the soaring costs of adult social care and looking after increasing numbers of children in our care.  

As a result, we are proposing to still employ, train, manage and provide uniforms for patrols, but would look to communities, businesses and local organisations to fund the salaries. This would be approximately £4,000 per year.  

We are also gathering feedback and asking for suggestions.  You can find out more and have your say via the Staffordshire Web.

The patrols all do a wonderful job and I am hoping that as many patrols as possible can become community funded.  

We have also put together a fundraising pack to help those interested in funding a patrol.  

Our final budget will be presented to Full Council in February and we asking for expressions of interest by the February half-term, with funding needing to be in place by the May half-term.  

Kind Regards  

Helen Fisher  

Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport