School crossing proposals passed
PUBLISHED: 14:00 16 June 2012
THE number of school crossing patrols in North Somerset will be cut to 26 after councillors rubber-stamped the move.
The plan means 15 patrols currently run by North Somerset Council will be scrapped in September, although the authority says 11 of those sites are currently vacant.
A crossing patrol at Gerard Road in Weston, near to Christ Church Primary School, and one in Yatton High Street near to the village’s primary school will be cut.
A report by officers from the council’s children and young people’s services department said the move would save the authority £31,898 by 2014, with the average annual cost of running a patrol £2,100 annually.
Councillors at the authority’s children and young people’s services policy and scrutiny panel approved the plans at a meeting on Thursday.
A public comments period will now be initiated until August 31.
The staff working at the four sites to be cut will be redeployed to other sites.