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Call for much-needed crossing warden

Malvern Editorial 15th May, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A CROSSING warden is needed to help primary school youngsters get across a busy road safely.

Town Councillor Brian Regimbeau said it was ‘good news’ an unmanned crossing on Newtown Road had been secured near the Belmont Road and Somers Park Road junction but added the last warden had recently resigned.

He said: “Children have still been making their way across with their parents but the road badly needs a warden.”

Coun Regimbeau added Worcestershire County Council had ‘enormous difficulty’ in finding people to do the job, with one reason being they had to formally appoint someone and could not let a volunteer do it.

A council spokesman confirmed the positions were occasionally troublesome to fill.

He said the role typically involved between five to six hours a week between Monday to Friday in the morning and afternoon between the times of 8.15am to 9am and 2.30pm to 3pm.

“Ideal people for the role are punctual, have good communication skills, have a good road sense and can control school children and pedestrians.

“The main requirement is that they are committed to work in all weather conditions.”

Anyone interested in the post should visit and search under Worcestershire County Council.

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