Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Health and safety ban on lollipop lady - Rye and Battle Today - Back to Home Page

Health and safety ban on lollipop lady - Rye and Battle Today - Back to Home Page:

"A Southampton lollipop lady who has worn festive fancy dress for the past 20 years has been banned from dressing up by her council bosses who fear it could be a health and safety risk. Margaret Russell has worn Christmas costumes every year while attending her crossing to raise money for the Mayor of Southampton's charity. But this year Southampton City Council has stopped the 54-year-old grandmother from wearing her costume of a Christmas bell because it prevents her from wearing reflective clothing.

However, the local authority did allow her to wear it for one day with her boss standing in to patrol the crossing for her."

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