‘Lollipop’ ladies and men wanted at local schools

Two vacancies for school crossing patrol officers are being advertised by Bridgend County Borough Council to help make it safer for children and parents to cross busy roads on their way to and from school.

The council currently has vacancies for two school crossing patrol officers – at Mynydd Cynffig Infants and Bryncethin Primary.

The council’s cabinet member for communities Cllr Richard Young said: “Everybody agrees that it is important to have school crossing patrols at local schools across the borough but the posts are often difficult to fill due to the unusual working hours that fall either side of school start and finish times.

“We would love to hear from members of the community who can demonstrate traffic awareness, a sense of responsibility, and are keen to show dedication and commitment in carrying out a very important job to make our roads safer for pedestrians.”

The role includes stopping traffic to assist pedestrians to cross the road, looking out for potential hazards or dangers near crossing areas, and helping educate children on road safety issues. A uniform is provided and it would involve around six or seven hours a week.

To apply for either of these vacancies please visit the jobs page on the council’s website, www.bridgend.gov.uk. For further information contact the Road Safety Team on 01656 642529.