Parents demand new lollipop lady for a Sheffield school

Unhappy parents at Ecclesall C of E Junior School have set up a petition about the lack of a crossing patrol outside the school.
Unhappy parents at Ecclesall C of E Junior School have set up a petition about the lack of a crossing patrol outside the school.
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Furious mums are demanding a new lollipop lady for a Sheffield school - after a reckless driver drove through a crossing while pupils were on it.

The driver of the car overtook another which had stopped to allow youngsters and their parents to get to Ecclesall CE Junior School, Ringinglow Road.

It was the final straw for families whose concerns have been mounting since their lollipop lady stood down in September.

They have now launched a petition to Sheffield Council calling for a new warden at the zebra crossing as well as police supervision until one is in place.

Mum Louise Colgate, of High Storrs, said: “We are so angry.

“The previous lollipop lady resigned because she was getting a lot of abuse from drivers - the rumour was that she got clipped by a car.

“Since then you stand at the crossing and the cars just don’t stop.

“This week cars stopped on both sides and then another car behind them overtook while the driver pipped children out of the way.

“The police have been informed and we just thought enough is enough.”

Parents also want a pelican crossing, speed signs and the road to be painted with warnings.

IT manager Louise, aged 41, added: “The problem is this is the road to the Peak District. There are no signs to say there is a school so cars are coming up over the brow of a hill without knowing there is a school there.

“It is an accident waiting to happen.”

A council spokesman said the authority was ‘doing everything it can’ to get a new warden.

She added: “The recruitment process is well underway. In the meantime we ask drivers, parents and children take extra care on the road.”