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Olympic call up for Dorset’s SCPs

Tuesday 17th July 2012

Visitors descending on Dorset for Olympic sailing events will be kept safe on the roads by the county’s school crossing patrols (SCPs), who will be greeting and guiding visitors.

Dorset County Council will be deploying its SCPs at key locations, to provide safe crossing facilities and directions. The SCPs have also undertaken some basic ambassador training so that they can provide advice.

Rob Camp, senior highways technician, said: “The patrols were an obvious choice, not only are they used to dealing with large crowds, but they are often asked directions by passing drivers.

“They have the key skills to interact with the public and provide a very visual contact point. It is also an opportunity to publicise the fact that SCPs are authorised to cross adults as well as children.

“They will stand out in their prominent fluorescent/reflective jackets over their equally bright ambassador uniforms. This is an excellent advert for the SCP service nationally. Their involvement with the safe delivery of sailing events for the 2012 Olympics is a great priviledge.”

For more information contact Rob Camp on 01305 224548.

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I am the lollipop lady second from left in this photo, and can say I am pleased we have been given the opportunity to assist in this way, and shows how diverse us lollipop ladies and men can be!
Anita Whittle, Weymouth

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