Could you be a local hero?

School Crossing

Posted on: 20 December 2016

A recruitment drive is underway to find “local heroes” to become school crossing patrols.

Devon County Council is calling on people to come forward to fill vacancies at 17 patrol sites across the county, to help children and other pedestrians cross safely on their journey to and from school.

The crossing patrols sites with vacancies are:

Stoke Hill roundabout, Exeter
Willowbrook Primary School, Exeter
Brixington Primary Academy (upper school site), Exmouth
Marpool Primary, Moorfield Rd, Exmouth
Withycombe Raleigh C of E Primary, Pound Lane, Exmouth
Sidmouth Church of England (VA) Primary School, Vicarage Rd, Sidmouth
Heathcoat Primary, Tiverton
The Castle Primary, Tiverton
Two Moors Primary, Tiverton
The Erme Primary / Ivybridge Community College, Ivybridge
Tavistock Community Primary / Tavistock College, Tavistock
Hazeldown School, Higher Exeter Rd, Teignmouth
Hazeldown School, New Road, Teignmouth
Our Lady and St Patrick’s Catholic Primary, Teignmouth
West Alvington C of E Primary, near Kingsbridge
Whitchurch, Tavistock
Okehampton Primary, Okehampton (school funded site)

Councillor Stuart Hughes

Cllr Stuart Hughes

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: “School Crossing Patrols play an important role on our highway network and they are highly valued by the County Council and local communities. It’s a shame that there are 17 vacant sites across Devon and there must be people out there who would consider taking on this rewarding job.”

Patrols work around five to seven hours per week during the school term, and earn £7.52 per hour. A uniform, full training and ongoing support are provided by the County Council.

Providing a patrol is not a statutory requirement for the County Council and even where a patrol is provided, parents remain responsible for ensuring their children’s safety, just as they do when there is a zebra or a signalised crossing.

Visit for more information, to apply online and to see the recruitment film. For an informal discussion or for more information please contact 01392 383000, and ask for Colin Savage or email:

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