NOV 00] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Extra Lolly For Lollipop People
lolly is being found for lollipop staff and 100,000 bags are to be
distributed across the city advertising for new recruits to man
school crossing patrols.
big campaign is being launched to try and entice more people to
work on the streets to help children get to school safely.
are currently 47 vacancies at 147 sites across the city, which are
used by 13,500 primary school children each day.
at Coventry City Council have found it hard to keep staff ever
since the half-pay school holiday retainer was scrapped in 1996.
year an extra £200 allowance was introduced to try and tempt more
staff back to the streets.
officers say one problem they have to confront is the low amount
of hours on offer – usually just seven-and-a-half a week.
puts people off working, and has made it unviable for people on
benefits to apply.
and posters are distributed in areas where there are vacancies and
the library service is to take part in a scheme where 100,000 bags
advertising the positions are circulated throughout the city.
John Mutton, cabinet member (Resources), is being asked to
continue the funding for the extra allowance.
report to him said:
continuation of the recruitment and retention allowance will
help to encourage applications for these essential posts and
will provide an incentive for current patrols to with school
crossing patrols service.”
advertising is also to start this month and continue until April
to advertise the positions. Cllr Mutton is to consider the issue