Tameside schools decide on future of lollipop ladies

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Tameside schools have been collectively paying for lollipop ladies for the last couple of years,however under new government rules they must pay individually at a cost of £5,500 per school per year.

Schools across Tameside have only a few weeks left in which to decide whether to keep the service or not.

Tameside Council issued a statement saying  "we know that school crossing patrols are really valued by schools and parents and whilst there is no statutory obligation to provide school crossing patrollers, schools are carefully considering their options. So far over 70 percent have decided to keep the service".

The Council wrote to all schools in Tameside before christmas letting them know they had to purchase the service individually under new Government rules. Each school in Tameside has also been provided with a safety report on the roads around them to help in making their decision.

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