School Crossing Patrols

posted 25 Oct 2012, 08:49 by Jane Eades   [ updated 25 Oct 2012, 08:54 ]
Wandsworth Council are trying to force schools served by a crossing patrol to pay for the cost.  This plan will unfairly affect those schools which have the most deprived intakes.

The following information comes from Wandsworth Council's website:
In 2010 (the latest full statistics available), there were 1024 casualties resulting in:
  • 3 deaths;
  • 99 serious injuries; and
  • 922 slight injuries.

The costs of these injuries to the community can be estimated as:

  • Each death costs £1,790,203
  • Each serious injury costs £205,056
  • Each slight injury costs £21,372

Accidents involving children, the elderly, cyclists and motorcyclists cause more serious injuries and long term problems, which can cost the community more. These costs cover emergency and medical services, repairs and loss of earnings.

Cost of the Crossing Patrols according to council paper 12-437


this figure does not include the training element which would be retained by Wandsworth Council

A map of the crossing patrols can be found on Google Maps

Jane Eades,
25 Oct 2012, 08:50