Lollipop men and women put forward for award

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LOLLIPOP men and women have been short-listed for an award for their dedication to keeping children safe.

Three school crossing volunteers from our area have been nominated for the county-wide Hampshire School Crossing Patrol of the Year award.

They are John Sadler, of Brockhurst Infant School in Gosport, Lorraine Binning, of St John the Baptist School in Titchfield, and Bill Chittil at Springwood Junior School in Havant.

Councillor Sean Woodward, the councillor in charge of transport at Hampshire County Council, said: ‘Each and every school crossing patrol does a vital job in helping keep young children safe on their walk to school.

‘It is fantastic to see the work they do is not only valued by the county council, schools and parents, but also most importantly by the children themselves, as demonstrated by the nominations received.

‘Congratulations to the finalists and good luck.’

This year marks 60 years of the school crossing patrol service nationally.