Calls for lollipop lady after girl hit by car outside Sheffield school

Hatfield Academy, Hatfield House Lane, Sheffield.
Hatfield Academy, Hatfield House Lane, Sheffield.
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A mum has called for a permanent crossing warden to be employed outside a Sheffield school after a pupil was hit by a car.

The little girl was not injured in the collision outside Hatfield Primary on Hatfield House Lane, Firth Park, at 8.45am yesterday.

But worried mum Diana Turner, who has a daughter at the school, said a permanent crossing warden left last summer and the last temporary one in December.

Diana said: “We keep getting texts from the school saying be careful because there is no lollipop lady on duty – even the last one got run over herself just before Christmas.

“The road is very busy in the morning, and it is crossed by a lot of children.”

Sheffield Council said it was ‘very much aware’ of the need for a crossing patrol near the school.

The post is still being advertised and the council would welcome job sharers.

Call 0114 2735818.