84 YEAR-OLD SCHOOL CROSSING PATROL OFFICER
After 21 years’ service, 84 year-old Frank
Moss has decided to put his lollipop down for the last time at the
end of this school term. There is a presentation for Frank, at
Scott Lower School, in assembly at 9am, on
Friday 16 December, in which children will be able
to thank him for getting them to school safely.
Frank has been a credit to the school crossing
patrol service and has always worn a collar and tie whilst on
Frank’s patrol site is on Hawk Drive and
services Beauchamp Middle School, Scott Lower School and St. Thomas
More Upper School.
Anita Barker, Head teacher at Scott Lower
School, said: "Come rain or shine Mr Moss has helped our children
cross the road safely and always with a smile. He is very much part
of the wider school community and we will miss him but we all wish
him a happy and healthy retirement.”
The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson,
said: “I want to congratulate and thank Mr Moss for his service on
behalf of literally thousands of children over the years.
Bedford Borough’s school crossing patrol officers perform a vital
role in helping children get to and from school safely, in all
weathers, as Mr Moss has done for over two decades.”
Cllr Henry Vann, Portfolio Holder for
Education at Bedford Borough Council, said: “Nothing is more
important to us than keeping children safe and Mr Moss has made a
huge contribution over 21 years in ensuring that children coming to
and from these three schools did so safely. We all hope he enjoys
his well-deserved retirement.”
If you are interested in working on a School
Crossing Patrol and joining a team that provides a very important
service to the community, please contact the Road Safety Team at
Bedford Borough Council on 01234 228336.