Review of the School Crossing Patrol Service

Closed 31 Dec 2018

Opened 12 Nov 2018


Due to unprecedented financial challenges, the county council is facing some very difficult decisions about the non-statutory services it can continue to fund.

With a £35 million gap in our budget a number of proposals are reluctantly being considered, including the funding of the School Crossing Patrol service after September 2019.

Our patrols do a wonderful job day in and day out and in all sorts of weathers. That’s why we are asking interested communities to think about if and how they could fund a local patrol.

Under the current proposals, we would still employ the patrols and provide the training, management and the uniform and interested communities would work with schools to arrange funding.

Expressions of interest would need to be made by schools February half-term with funding in place by the May half term.

Find out more about how you could raise funds here.

Have your say

We recognise that School Crossing Patrols are hugely valued by schools, parents and children. That’s why we want to hear from you if you use a patrol, have ideas on how posts could be funded in the future and whether there are other suggestions for improving travel to school, such as expanding walking buses.

We will be gathering views until December 31, 2018. So find out more and have your say here

If you prefer, you can download a copy of the feedback form and return it to:

School Crossing Patrol Service, PO Box 3593, Stafford, ST16 9RB.


If you need support to complete the online feedback form, or if you would like to request a paper copy, please call our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 111 8000 or email us at

Alternatively, you can visit a Staffordshire Library and make use of computers and free internet access for library members


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