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Lollipop lady Sylvia's latest campaign

Halfway lolipop lady Sylvia Everest
Halfway lolipop lady Sylvia Everest

by Emma Grove

A lollipop lady is renewing her campaign to get a camera fitted in her sign to make her crossing safer.
In May last year, we reported how Sylvia Everest, who is lollipop lady outside Halfway Houses Primary School, launched a campaign to get Kent County Council (KCC) to put an £800 camera in her lollipop to cut dangerous driving.
Mrs Everest, who has been a lollipop lady for 20 years, claims a council in Sussex has given the go-ahead for cameras for its local lollipop people, which has prompted her to renew her fight.
Mrs Everest, 61, who also runs the Halfway Youth Club, said all lollipop people experience problems with dangerous driving, and that the cameras would save lives.
KCC spokesman Kate Nowowiecki said: “School crossing patrols play an important role in keeping children safe as they travel to and from school. “The results of pilot schemes from other areas are expected later this year and we will be looking at those findings.”

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