Photo: Ann Coffey with the Year 4 election winners in front of their UK Parliament display at Our Lady’s Primary School, Old Chapel St, Stockport SK3 9HX
Stockport MP Ann Coffey visited Our Lady’s Catholic Primary school in Edgeley as part of UK Parliament Week 2017 (13 – 19th November). This year over 900 primary schools throughout the country took part in UK Parliament Week, which is now in its seventh year.
Stockport MP met Davenport parents at St Ambrose Catholic Primary School in Rostrevor Road, to congratulate them on their successful campaign to get a new lollipop lady for their school.
Mum Rebecca Keenan contacted Ann last year about some dangerous parking outside St Ambrose when children were arriving at school or being collected at home time. There was no crossing patrol, and road markings and signage was being ignored by drivers parking their cars inconsiderately, to the point that mums with pushchairs were being forced into the road.
Ann Coffey supported the parents in their efforts to lobby the Council about the problem, and an audit of the location showed that the school did meet the criteria for a crossing patrol. Mrs Helen Hilton, the Headteacher of St Ambrose primary was also fully behind the application, which led eventually to the successful recruitment of Val as the new crossing patrol officer.
Ann Coffey said:
“There was a real problem outside St Ambrose, and I am very pleased that the parents’ campaign has resulted in the Council taking on a new crossing patrol. Officer. It was great to meet the parents, and Val, and see how much of a difference it’s making at the end of the school day.
PHOTOS: Ann Coffey outside St Ambrose Catholic Primary School Rostrevor Road, with (left to right) Val the Crossing Patrol Officer, Rebecca Keenan, Mrs O’Brien, Mrs Hilton the Headteacher and children.