lollipop lady

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lollipop lady

A person who helps school children cross trafficked roads in the UK during the school year. The name refers to the large signs he or she holds to attract the attention of traffic, which resemble lollipops.
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The number of current vacancies for lollipop men and women varies across the different local authorities, Cardiff has the highest, with 30 vacancies, followed by Swansea with 29 sites vacant, Rhondda Cynon Taf with 28 and Flintshire with 20.
The proposal to replace 25 lollipop men and women with puffin and pelican crossings was hotly debated at Wednesday's full council meeting when the budget was discussed.
The news comes just weeks after it was revealed that some Birmingham lollipop men and women were facing the axe after city councillors were forced to sanction "efficiency savings" after going over budget.
School governor Kevin Lee is worried more children will be involved in accidents if the lollipop men and women are axed.
Have say Go to liverpoolecho.co.uk Liverpool council currently spends nearly PS570,000 a year on lollipop men and women outside 96 schools.
So here's a question we could ask to every aspiring councillor in the last few days of the campaign: do you agree that the repayment of that PS14m Ricoh loan should be used to save our libraries, lollipop men and women, disabled children's transport, jobs service for the most vulnerable and the other services under threat?
They join a growing number of local authorities across the country who are cutting the budget for popular lollipop men and ladies, including Trafford Council in Manchester and Birmingham City Council.
"For many months, school crossing patrols - lollipop men and women - have been under threat as a result of the huge cuts being passed down to our city.
The lollipop men in this town don't stand a chance.
They say that unmanned crossings are safer and more reliable, but what that overlooks is the care and attention that lollipop men and women offer to schoolchildren.
A council today hit out at drivers who are breaking the law by ignoring lollipop men and women.
Lollipop men and women were introduced in 1953 to protect children in an age of rapidly growing car ownership.