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We did it! More importantly: you did it

by Steff on 2 February, 2017

38 lollipop ladies across Norfolk have been saved thanks to a successful campaign led by the people of Briston and Melton Constable, helped by Liberal Democrat candidate Steffan Aquarone.

The County Council’s decision to halt their removal came after campaigners delivered a petition signed by over 500 people in connection with Astley Primary School alone!

I had the pleasure of working over Christmas with local parent Karen Cornish on an eight-page submission outlining how the Council had got the numbers wrong and that the crossing should be saved – even according to their own guidelines

Steff said.

The protest that was organised outside County Hall on the morning of the Council meeting received widespread media coverage including on BBC Radio Norfolk.

It was very much a team effort but we had very valuable support and direction from Steff

said Karen.

It’s reassuring to know that the children of Astley Primary will continue to be protected by our most excellent lollipop lady.

Steff continued:

This is about a local community getting together to make things happen, and constructively challenge the authorities that have so much influence over our lives.

It’s not about budgets, it’s about putting children first, which I think has now been done.

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