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SCP campaigns targets local communities in eastern England
Two very different campaigns to recruit school crossing patrols have been running recently in eastern England.
Suffolk County Council joined forces with other authorities in the region to launch a recruitment roadshow, backed by posters in local shops and doctors' and dentists' surgeries, and advertising on local buses.
"It is important that we take active measures to recruit more patrol staff and to highlight this important service," said Mary Jarrett, the road safety officer responsible for Suffolk's school crossing patrols. "We hope to reach people in local communities who may be able and willing to spare a few hours each week to help provide children with a safer journey to and from school".
For further information contact Mary Jarrett: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meanwhile in Peterborough, a cut out image of a school crossing patroller called Betty is being used by the City Council. Betty will travel to public buildings and schools across the city to help recruit patrollers where they are needed.
As part of the campaign road safety officers will be sending a leaflet home with every child at schools where a vacancy exists for either permanent or relief patrollers.
For further information contact Clair George on (01733) 453417, AAC292@peterborough.gov.uk.