Civil Protection volunteers help with school traffic

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CIVIL PROTECTION volunteers have been helping with traffic management while schools adapt to staggered drop-off and pick-up times.

Tony Rive is one of the Civil Protection volunteers who have been helping schools’ special constables with traffic management following their return. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 28395392)

For the last two-and-a-half weeks, officers have been working closely with in-school special constables at Hautes Capelles and Vale Primary schools.

At Vale, many parents have made use of the fine weather and parked further away from the school and walked with students for drop-offs.

It has freed up some space in the car parks to avoid gridlock as much as possible.

Civil Protection officer Dave Hodge said the team was approached by Education to help out during the transition period of students and staff returning to school while social distancing requirements were in place.

‘We’ve had good reports from the special constables and members of the public saying the assistance has really helped in ironing out any problems that might have been run into at peak times,’ he said.

‘It has been a really worthwhile exercise for us to help out with, and that’s what we’re here for – to help the States and protect islanders at times like this.’

He said there had been some uncertainty from the public about how pick-ups and drop-offs would work with different year groups finishing or starting at different times, but working with the schools’ special constables helped ensure things ran smoothly at both sites.

Zoe Fitch

By Zoe Fitch
News reporter

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