School crossing patrol will be paid for by parish council for another year
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A parish council will continue paying for a school crossing patrol.
North Somerset Council announced it was axing funding for its lollipop people in 2015 to try to save £34,000 a year.
It made it a traded service, which meant schools, businesses or sponsors had to come forward to pay for the patrols.
Backwell Parish Council decided to pay for a school crossing patrol outside the junior school, in Church Lane, in April 2016.
It said a year ago how the loss of lollipop people would lead to increased danger on the road for children.
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The council agreed at its meeting last week to fund the service for another year, at a cost of £3,400.
Chairman Bob Taylor said: “We were the first to do it (pay for school crossing patrol).
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“All over the place, villages are doing it.”
The authority may pay for a uniform which will show the service is sponsored by the council.