Cross­ing pa­trols to face axe

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

South La­nark­shire Coun­cil have un­veiled plans to re­move seven cross­ing pa­trollers from Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang dur­ing school lunch hours.

Un­der the money- sav­ing change, which will come into af­fect on Oc­to­ber 19, there will no longer be a cross­ing pa­troller at Fern­hill Road/Gal­loway Drive, Calder­wod Road Beech­wood Av­enue, Calder­wood Road/ Dry­burgh Av­enue, Hamil­ton Road/McCal­lum Av­enue, King’s Park Av­enue/Kings­burn Drive, Cath­cart Road/Burn­hill Street and Lan­glea Road/ Lan­glea Av­enue.

Schools af­fected by the change will be St Colum­bkille’s, Bankhead, Calder­wood, St Mark’s, Cathkin, Loch and St An­thony’s pri­maries as well as all four high schools.

Par­ents were told of the change in a let­ter from en­gi­neer­ing man­ager Colin Park last week.

In it he says risk assess­ments have been car­ried out but warns par­ents it is up to them to as­sess their own child’s road safety aware­ness.

South La­nark­shire Coun­cil head of roads and trans­porta­tion Gor­don Mackay said:” The with­drawal of lunchtime school cross­ing pa­troller cover was agreed 20 months ago as part of a pack­age of mea­sures unan­i­mously ap­proved by the ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee to meet the sig­nif­i­cant sav­ings the coun­cil was re­quired to find.”

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