DURING the closure of Hoole Bridge in Chester, children at two local primary schools are being helped to and from school by community safety wardens.
They have taken on the vacant roles of school crossing patrols helping pupils from Newton Primary and Mill View Primary Schools.
“This is partnership working at its very best,” said Cheshire’s Highways and Transportation Executive Member Eveleigh Moore-Dutton.
“I would like to thank the city council for allowing the community safety wardens to take on these two roles.”
Cllr Neil Ritchie, city council executive member for environment, explained: “I am delighted we are supporting the county council to maintain road safety and proud we can work with our partners to respond to local needs.”
County Councillor Moore-Dutton added: “Both posts normally undertaken by school crossing patrols are vacant and we are on the lookout for two people who want to do something special for their community.”
The rate of pay for a school crossing patrol is between £6 and £6.17 an hour and the work would be undertaken between 8.30am and 9am and 3.15pm until 3.45pm Monday to Friday.
Full training will also be given.
Anyone interested in the vacancies should ring 01244 973027.