Award for woman who has helped hundreds of children cross the road safely in Irchester

"She loves her job and always puts the safety of the children before anything else"

Saturday, 1st May 2021, 8:11 am
Sandra Guy with her long service award

A woman who has helped children cross the road safely for 15 years has received an award for her long service and dedication.

Sandra Guy started working for Northamptonshire Highways in 2006 as a school crossing patroller.

After helping hundreds of children get to and from school safely in Irchester, she has now been recognised for her efforts, with bosses describing her as a 'credit to the service' and saying she is a privilege to work with.

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A spokesman for Northants Highways told the Northants Telegraph: "After enjoying a couple of years of retirement, Sandra was looking for a part-time job and saw the job advertised at Irchester Community Primary School.

"She was lucky enough to be successful in applying for the SCP post and started working for Northamptonshire Highways on 18th April 2006.

"The role allows her to maintain her fitness and provide a valuable community service.

"She is very engaging with the parents/children and was welcomed back with open arms after the lockdowns over the past 12 months.

"In recent years as the service declined there was a successful local campaign to keep her in post and I think that it is indicative of how well she is respected by the local community that funding was secured for her post.

"She loves her job and always puts the safety of the children before anything else.

"Her conscientious approach always ensures that she reports any problems to me regarding the road markings or motorists behaving inappropriately, which may cause danger to herself or the children that she supervises.

"Sandra is a credit to the service and it is a privilege to work with her."

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