Brazier
Tina-May5
Inbox-1
Landscape
Remebrance-18-3
Silbury-Sunset---10-06-08-----07
Inbox2
Ogbourne
Turin-Brakes6
SBJ
Christmas-Lights15-11-20097
Remebrance-18-2
JazzFestSat572
Roving-Crows1
Camilla-2012-10-19152
Marlborough-2013-04-18StPeters
White-Horse
IMG8472
Sunset
4MI-2013-11-28030
Scouting-for-Girls7
IMG9097
TdB-Pewsey044
Duke-of-Kent086
D4S9273
FROSTY-MORNING-
Animals06
Brooks-Williams1
Hares017cropped
Marlborough-under-snow-from-above---Pete-Davies
1stXV-and-others-with-Mayor
EARLY-MORNING-CANTER-473-
D4S0472
Town-Hall-2011-05-0308-
Gordon-and-Sam
D812668
Snowy-High-Street
Sunset2
BABRURY-XC-JUMP-473
Civic-Service-18
Torch-2012-05-23093-
Remebrance-18-1
Pete-Gage-Band1
Camilla-MSM
MBORO-HOCKEY-YOUTH-473
George-Wilding-301
MYFC005
Inquisitive-sheep-in-West-Overton
Musical-Time-Machine5
Mop-Fair---10-10-09------08
YELLOWHAMMER-473-
Big-Bull
Bluebells-in-West-Woods-10-05-09------30

 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Claire Perry wins her fight to save St Peter’s lollipop lady

Marlborough MP Claire Perry has won her battle to keep a lollipop lady patrol outside St Peter’s School, originally a temporary post funded by Wiltshire Council.

The contract for Mrs Catherine Palmer to continue her safety role on the zebra crossing outside the primary school ran out at Easter, and there were fears that it wouldn’t been extended as a result of council spending cuts.

It was Mrs Perry who helped St Peter’s persuade the council that they need a lollipop lady last October because of the extra heavy traffic created on the London Road by the Pewsey Road bridge replacement project.

Parents backed the school’s bid to maintain Mrs Palmer’s service – gas main works are now adding to the traffic problem – and in particular after an incident three months ago when Mrs Palmer was shaken by a car that hit her lollipop out of her hand and sent her flying.

Now Mrs Perry is claiming victory after receiving a letter from Dick Tonge, Wiltshire’s cabinet member for transport, with the welcome news that the county will continue to fund the lollipop patrol.

“The post was originally a temporary measure to help traffic congestion in Marlborough,” Mrs Perry told Marlborough News Online. “But it was clear that the pupils at the school  needed this extra support going forward – it is a very busy road.”

“I have been working closely with St Peter’s  to argue the case for funding the post and, despite several set-backs, we have now got the result we wanted.”

“A very sensible decision.”

Print Email

Inquisitive-sheep-in-West-Overton
CivicSelfie1
Sunset
Marlborough-2013-04-18StPeters
SBJ
Musical-Time-Machine5
Landscape
Brooks-Williams1
Animals06
Christmas-Lights15-11-20097
Big-Bull
JazzFestSat572
Torch-2012-05-23093-
D812668
IMG9097
White-Horse
4MI-2013-11-28030
1stXV-and-others-with-Mayor
Mop-Fair---10-10-09---08
Duke-of-Kent086
Remebrance-18-2
Gordon-and-Sam
Camilla-2012-10-19152
Remebrance-18-3
Snowy-High-Street
Tina-May5
Pete-Gage-Band1
Scouting-for-Girls7
Remebrance-18-1
MYFC005
D4S0472
Ogbourne
Hares017cropped
Bluebells-in-West-Woods-10-05-09---30
Camilla-MSM
Town-Hall-2011-05-0308-
TdB-Pewsey044
Sunset2
ARKManton-2012-01-1449-
Silbury-Sunset---10-06-08---07
D4S9273
Brazier
Turin-Brakes6
Marlborough-under-snow-from-above---Pete-Davies
Civic-Service-18
Roving-Crows1
IMG8472
George-Wilding-301