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Schools Crossing Patrols recognised

Members of school crossing patrols in Bedford Borough have been recognised for their years of service at a ceremony in Bedford this week.

 

2013 is the Diamond Jubilee of the School Crossing Patrol in Britain and Mayor Dave Hodgson welcomed members of the patrols in Bedford Borough to the Mayor’s Parlour to mark the occasion.

 

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There are 21 School Crossing Patrols in Bedford Borough and the length of service of the dedicated patrol staff ranges from one year up to a remarkable 39 years service.

 

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, who presented the patrols with commemorative certificates and badges, said:  “Having spent time with our school crossing patrols I know how dedicated and committed they are to looking after the children. 

 

“Whatever the weather, school crossing patrol staff are out there helping children stay safe on often very busy roads, stepping out in front of traffic and keeping the attention of the children to ensure they cross safely.

 

“We are very pleased to mark the School Crossing Patrol’s Diamond Jubilee by recognising the efforts of those staff and the work they do day in, day out on behalf of children and families across the Borough.”

 

Joan Loft, who has been helping children get to Wootton Lower School for 39 years, added: “Working on a school crossing patrol is incredibly rewarding and it is hard to believe I have been part of a school crossing patrol for 39 years.

 

“It’s fantastic that my work and commitment to road safety has been recognised this week, along with the many other school crossing patrols in Bedford Borough and elsewhere in the country.”

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