Chesterfield lollipop campaigners stop school crossing traffic

Protestors Kyra Hill (10) & Maddison Hirst (9), with Hilary Wilkin, Janie Barker, Lisa Blakemore, Jade Seymour, Kelly Stevens,  Maxine Olive, Jeannie Robinson, Anne James.
Protestors Kyra Hill (10) & Maddison Hirst (9), with Hilary Wilkin, Janie Barker, Lisa Blakemore, Jade Seymour, Kelly Stevens, Maxine Olive, Jeannie Robinson, Anne James.

Campaigners staged a protest outside Grassmoor Primary School on Friday, aimed at raising awareness of how to use zebra crossings now that the school’s lollipop lady has been taken away.

Mum of two, Lisa Blakemore, was at the forefront of the campaign to save the school crossing patrols and now wants to make parents, children and drivers aware of the dangers the unmanned crossings pose.

The campaigners stopped traffic to hand out leaflets explaining the situation and are planning similar protests at other crossings in the coming weeks.

Lisa said: “When we stopped traffic on the crossing the drivers on both sides of the road did not complain and we felt that they were very much in support of what we were doing.

“This means that we have the public’s support and we thank them for that.

“We hope that the leaflet has made everyone more aware of what is going on at this particular crossing.”