Lol­lipop man green light to high 5 kids

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS -

A COUN­CIL has done a Uturn over ban­ning a lol­lipop man from giv­ing school­child­ren high fives.

Colin Spencer, who has been do­ing the job for 14 years, was told the prac­tice caused “dis­rup­tion” at a Stock­port pri­mary.

Af­ter par­ents’ protests, town hall chiefs apol­o­gised, and now want to en­cour­age lol­lipop staff ’s “unique per­son­al­i­ties”.

Coun Sheila Bai­ley said: “We got it wrong. Colin is an out­stand­ing pub­lic ser­vant and it’s fan­tas­tic that he bright­ens up the day for so many chil­dren.”

Colin said: “It was bu­reau­cracy gone mad. This is great news and the chil­dren will be pleased.”

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