We are sad to announce that Mr Bright is retiring from his Lollipopping duties with effect from Friday, 7th June 2019. We would like to thank him for his many years service on the crossing and for keeping everyone safe who used it. Thank you too to Mr Harvey who has stepped in on occasion to help him out.
Until a permanent replacement is found, Essex Highways are providing an interim person who will be manning the crossing from Monday, 10th June 2019. Whilst Essex Highways do take responsibility of providing this service very seriously, this is not a statutory requirement. however, they would like to assure you that there is no business plan to close sites in Essex or reduce current staffing levels. However, they do continue to experience long term vacancies in sites that are hard to recruit to, which may be an outcome with the site at our school which would also affect parents and children of Oakwood Infants School.
We will endeavour to keep you informed as to the future of the crossing patrol.