Lollipop lady found
10:00am Friday 24th February 2012 in Letters
I REFER to Megan and Owen Rickard’s letter (Western Telegraph, February 8th) about the lack of a lollipop lady at Priory Road in Milford Haven since the beginning of the year.
I would like to thank Megan and Owen for taking the trouble to put pen to paper on such an important subject.
We appreciate that the lack of a school crossing patrol officer makes it more difficult and dangerous to cross Priory Road and apologise for the inconvenience.
The previous officer resigned shortly before Christmas and Pembrokeshire County Council advertised the vacancy in early January.
Although there have been some delays in the recruitment process, we have now appointed a new school crossing patrol officer.
The officer is anticipated to start after the half-term holiday, subject to standard recruitment procedures.
We have not been made aware of any recent problems with dog fouling in the alley near Priory Road mentioned in the letter, but our dog wardens will now be investigating the problem.
As well as providing a school crossing patrol officer at Priory Road, the county council has also provided other road safety measures on the road, such as a 20mph speed limit, speed humps and guard rails.
School crossing patrol officers are vitally important when it comes to road safety, and we are grateful to all our lollipop ladies and men for the great job they do.
It is, however, difficult to recruit enough school patrol officers, and the county council would be pleased to hear from anyone who is interested in applying for a position.
CLLR JAMIE ADAMS Cabinet member for highways and planning