Council guarantees no school crossing patrol job losses next year

A headteacher works as a volunteer lollipop lady after education bosses cut funding for a crossing patrol in Suffolk Credit: Chris Radburn / PA Archive/Press Association Images

Birmingham City Council has guaranteed that there will be no school crossing patrol job losses next year after launching the School Crossing Safety Trust.

Councillor John Clancy is continuing talks with businesses and other potential partners to fund the service in future years.

Cuts to the service were among budget proposals published in December but Cllr Clancy stressed his preferred option was to launch a trust to fund crossing patrols in future years.

We made it clear during a very tough budget process that we were looking for a way of funding school crossing patrols and enhancing school crossing safety.

Councillor John Clancy