Appeal for lollipop lady

WRAXALL School is desperately in need of a new lollipop lady to help children across a dangerous road.

WRAXALL School is desperately in need of a new lollipop lady to help children across a dangerous road.

Wraxall Primary School, in Bristol Road, is losing its lollipop lady of six years and staff have been told it could take up to six months to find someone to replace her.

Ann Dube took her life into her own hands when she took up the job and during her time in the post she has almost been knocked down by speeding vehicles on several occasions.

The school's Parents' and Teachers' Association (PTA) chairman, Antonia Phillips, said: "We have asked parents to volunteer but nobody is available. "We're desperate for someone. It's a very dangerous road. Cars speed along and just swerve around people who are trying to cross the road."

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The Church of England school is currently in discussions with local landowners and the Bath and Wells Diocese about the possibility of building a new entrance so children do not have to walk along the main road to access the school.

It is also looking to build a car park to the side of the building so staff and parents do not have to cross the busy road to get to their vehicles.

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Mrs Phillips said: "The school is very concerned. We've advertised for the job in the school newspaper for a year but nobody has come forward. We need to do something soon."

The school has been told it could take months for an applicant to pass checks by the Criminal Records Bureau and the school will be appealing to the village's police community support officers to help keep the children safe until someone is in place.

Anyone interested in the job can call the school on 01275 854216.

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