We have received information that the crossing patrol person usually at the site – Ashdale Road / Beechdale Road will remain unmanned owing to continued staff absence.
Sadly they do not have relief school crossing patrol provision for this location, however the break in service is expected temporarily only until 7th September. We will keep you informed.
Although the Council regards the provision of a school crossing patrol service as an important contribution to the safety of children in County Durham, this provision is a permissive function rather than a statutory obligation of the council and it must be appreciated that parental responsibility is in no way diminished by the exercise of this service.
Please can you ensure your child is safe if/when crossing this road.