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01/02/2017

Top of the Lollipops!

The unsung heroes guiding Vale youngsters safely across our roads twice a day have been given the recognition they deserve.

At the recent Vale Road Safety Awards, an annual event held at the Council’s Dock Offices, those working on school crossing patrols throughout the county were recognised and rewarded for their contribution to road safety.

The co-ordinators and volunteers of the Kerbcraft Child Pedestrian Training Scheme were also thanked during this year’s presentation.

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18/07/2016

Long-serving Lollipop Lady Retires

One of Wales' longest-serving lollipop ladies will be hanging up her stick for the last time this week.

Joyce Morgan, 74, has helped generations of children cross the road at Roch Community School since 1973, while helping out as a dinner lady.

Mrs Morgan, who lives a short distance away from the Pembrokeshire school, said: "I've really enjoyed my time there and I'm going to miss everyone."

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16/05/2016

Daisy Lambe, SCP, Receives Road Safety Wales Award

Daisy Lambe has been a devoted member of Pembrokeshire’s School Crossing Patrol Service since starting as a mobile SCP in the Autumn of 1984. She became the full time SCP at Pembroke Bush School, Pembroke in 1985, but was made to officially retire in 2003, the day before her 65th Birthday, after 18 years of service. Daisy was asked to return as a relief SCP in the summer of 2007 and jumped at the chance, officially returning as a permanent member of staff in 2008. Working on Bush Street, serving Pembroke Dock Community School ever since; she is now 77 years young. Daisy or Aunty Daisy, as she is known by the children she crosses, is a well loved lollipop lady, with a smile and kind word for every child.

Some of the children she crosses today are children of the pupils she crossed when she first began. Kirstie Donoghue, Road Safety Officer for Pembrokeshire County Council said “I have worked with Daisy since she returned to her role, however, Daisy was my ‘lollipop lady’ when I went to Bush School. Knowing her when I was a child and now as her manager, I have great respect for her; she is very committed to her job and loves every second. She is a very kind and thoughtful person; it is an honour to have had Daisy as part of our team for the past 30 years.”

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07/05/2015

Bravery Award for Rhoose School Crossing Patrol Karin

A school crossing patrol who stepped in front of an out-of-control car to protect schoolchildren has received an award for her bravery.

Karin Williams from Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan, was injured along with five children and three adults outside Rhws Primary School in July 2013. On Wednesday, she was presented with a Royal Humane Society bronze medal for her actions.

The driver of the car was found guilty of careless driving in May 2014.

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