School Crossing Patrol Award Winners In The Vale of Glamorgan
A number of School Crossing Patrol Officers in the Vale of Glamorgan were recognised recently at the council's annual Road Safety Awards presentation, organised by the council’s Road Safety Team. The awards recognise the contribution provided by SCPs working throughout the county.
The award for School’s Crossing Patrol of the Year was presented to Nicholas Latham, a popular member of the St Helen’s School community in Barry; Nicholas helps youngsters cross the busy stretch of road on Tynewydd Hill.
Other award winners included Ruth Grant of Barry, Julie Ellis of Llantwit Major and David Regan, who was the winner for Penarth, Sully & Dinas Powys.
In addition, four long-serving officers who had retired or moved on during the year were thanked for their collective 63 years of service.
A special thank you was extended to the co-ordinators and volunteers of the Kerbcraft Child Pedestrian Training Scheme. In 2019, 600 pupils have received practical road-side training thanks to the initiative.
Vale of Glamorgan Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration, Councillor Lis Burnett, thanked those in attendance, “The School Crossing Patrol Service and Kerbcraft Schemes were established in recognition of the need to keep children safe whilst out and about, on and near our busy roads. The success of any scheme relies upon the commitment and dedication of the individuals involved. Everyone here has played their part in contributing to road safety over the past year in the Vale – we thank you all.”