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Save our School Crossing Patrol Service
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Walsall Council must not remove the School Crossing Patrol Service from Category 2 Crossings. Whilst we understand the increasingly difficult decisions the council are faced with to save £86million in the next 3 years.  Compare the cost of one accident against the cost of one SCP warden (£4,709.02 p.a.) Ambulance, police, hospital admissions, ongoing care, rehabilitation, loss of earnings, legal prosecution costs, defence costs and courts costs.  These far outweigh the cost of one SCP wage.

The government’s own national statistics show a dramatic fall in the number of casualties and deaths at crossings with human control.
(see Department for Transport statistics at

This essential service saves lives, saves injury, saves families and saves money.

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Friday, 18 November 2016
Friday, 9 December 2016
Matthew Draper
This petition currently has 569 signatures in total.
Petition Signatories
569 electronic signatures
 Page 1 of 57, items 1 to 10 of 569.
Mary Bates
shokat abbas
Wahida Abbas
David Adams
Jessica Adams
Neil Adcock
Lawal Adedayo
Deepk Agarwal
Shalini Agarwal
Sumesh Aggarwal
This petition has been reviewed and the following response has been offered:
The petition closed on 9 December 2016 with 569 signatures. The Council’s petitions scheme states “If your petition contains at least 500 signatories the relevant senior officer will give evidence at a public meeting of one of the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee. The authority has determined that the response to such petitions must be given by either the Chief Executive, Executive Directors, Assistant Directors or Heads of Service. The Committee may also decide to call the relevant portfolio holder to attend the meeting.” Accordingly the Interim Executive Director for Change and Governance is preparing a report for consideration at Corporate and Public Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 3 January 2017. The meeting is open to the public and commences at 6.00 p.m. and will be held in a Conference Room at the Council House, Lichfield Street, Walsall.
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14/12/2016 12:50 Deborah Longley Response ApprovedResponse Published
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10/12/2016 00:02(System Event)Petition Closed (responder emailed requesting response)Response Pending
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