Provision of the school crossing patrol service is not a statutory duty and is carried out at the discretion of the council. Although the council currently provides the service it remains the responsibility of parents to ensure the safety of their children travelling to and from school. There are 16 school crossing patrol sites across the borough.
The service was reviewed and a decision was made to remove school crossing patrols based at traffic lights and zebra crossings. A copy of the background report is provided below.