Crossing patrols axed

Sheila Dugdale Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Two women have lost their fight to keep their jobs guiding children across busy roads to school. Despite appeals to North Yorkshire County Council for a change of heart from Sheila Dugdale, who worked for 22 years at the crossing patrol in Hellifield

and from Margaret Lund, who notched up 26 years working outside Glusburn school, their jobs have been axed. A third crossing patrol in gargrave Road, Skipton, outside St. Stephen's School has also been scrapped. All three posts will cease from the end of the summer term.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire County Council said: "In none of the three controlled crossing sites has a case of extraordinary or extenuating circumstances been made that would support the retention of a patrol in addition to the signalised crossing.