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Wokingham SCPs celebrate Diamond Jubilee

Thursday 18th July 2013

School Crossing Patrols (SCPs) in Wokingham celebrated the service’s Diamond Jubilee on 15 July.

The borough’s team of 24 patrollers have all been given a smart new uniform and councillor Keith Baker presented them with a special commemorative badge and certificate to mark the milestone.

Dave Evans, school crossing patrol organiser, said: “Our team of dedicated, hard-working patrollers are committed to this important role in the school communities.”

While the idea was first mooted in the late 1940s, the SCP service was officially created by the School Crossing Patrol Act in 1953, and the first official patrol started work in 1954. While the uniform and sign have changed to meet modern standards – and patrols can now stop traffic to cross any pedestrian, adult or child - the role is essentially the same today as it was 60 years ago.

Many other SCP services have celebrated the Diamond Jubilee in recent weeks. Click here to see a round-up of activities.

For more information contact Dave Evans on 0118 9746288.

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