Volunteers Needed To Patrol Schools

17 September 2010, 06:00

In the last five years 153 children have been knocked down going to and from their schools in Bedfordshire.

The figures, from Bedfordshire Constabulary, also shows that 122 children had slight injuries, 30 sustained serious injuries and one child died during that time.

Now officers in the county, especially in Luton, are working to do something about these statistics.

The Safer Schools Team is appealing for 200 volunteers across the town to give a little bit of their time each morning and later in the afternoon, to patrol outside schools and help put a stop to dangerous and selfish parking.

Full training will be provided by the Force.

Sergeant Aaron Kiff, who is overseeing the scheme, has been telling Heart:

"I cannot stress enough just how big a contribution to road safety these volunteers will be making. Their efforts will make an invaluable contribution to their communities and to the well-being of local children.

"Anyone who would like to learn more about the scheme should contact me as soon as possible. I encourage everybody to consider trading a little bit of their time for a big bit of satisfaction."

If you are interested in taking part in the scheme you can contact Sergeant Kiff on 01582 393479 or email him at aaron.kiff@bedfordshire.pnn.police.uk. You can also get more information by calling the recruiting department direct on 0800 5870 1111.