Cllr Michael Andrewes

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Nominate your lollipop lady or man as the best!

by michaelandrewes on 22 March, 2011

Schoolchildren across the city have until Friday 8 April to nominate their lollipop lady or man, and say why they should win the title.

Children are being asked to fill in a nomination form and say why their lollipop person is the best, in 50 words or less. Forms are available from the council’s road safety team (9284 1155) or from school offices.

Last year a special bravery award was also presented to Charlotte Edwards, who works near Fernhurst Junior School in Southsea but helps children from several nearby schools.  The bravery award was given to Charlotte after an incident in May 2009 when she had to protect children from a disturbed man wielding a roasting fork. She put herself between him and a group of pupils to ensure their safety. The man was later jailed for six months.

Drivers should remember a lollipop stop sign means the same as a red light. Failing to stop can mean a £1,000 fine and three points on a driver’s licence.

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