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Derbyshire school crossing patrols saved

Derbyshire County Council’s school crossing patrol service is set to remain.

The Council’s Cabinet will consider a report on 20 September which seeks approval not to carry out a full review of the service.

The Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transport, Highways and Infrastructure, Councillor Simon Spencer, said: “We are looking at all of our services to see where savings can be made, and took a good look at the school crossing patrol service.

 “We wrote to schools, parish and town councils where there is a crossing patrol and asked them if they would be willing to fund the service or help find the money from local businesses or sponsorship.

 “The feedback was that while they valued the service very few of them were able to help find the funds for their crossing patrol.

 “I have decided that because it is clear that this is a service that is valued across the county we will keep the service as it is. We will not make cuts to the service.”

 Council officers will now look to find the savings planned, £300,000, from elsewhere in the Economy, Transport and Environment department.

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