Campaign launched to save lollipop men and women in Sunderland
A campaign has been launched to protect school crossing patrols in Sunderland.
It comes after the council proposed to reduce the amount of lollipop men and women in the city.
While some campaigners have expressed their concerns, the council say the cuts are needed because of spending pressures.
If these proposals are approved, the most dangerous roads could retain crossing patrols if they are staffed by volunteers or sponsored by businesses.
Sunderland City Council says it needs to save £180 million between now and 2020.
Lib Dem campaigner for Millfield and Thornholme, Niall Hodson, has launched a campaign to save the school crossing patrols. He commented:
Sunderland City Council have responded by saying: