School crossing patrol service awarded

A school crossing patrol has been rewarded for her dedication and commitment.

Linda Boxall, 62, a school crossing patrol for 30 years in Huddersfield has been thanked and given flowers by Kirklees council.

She began her duties in 1981 helping children and parents get to and from school safely in the Birkby and Fartown areas, amassing a monumental 1,000,000 crossings.

Cllr David Sheard, Cabinet member for Streetscene, said: “Linda is everything we could wish for in a school crossing patrol. She loves her job and all the children adore her.”

Linda Boxall with her flowers

Kirklees Streetscene is looking for School Crossing Patrols anyone interested should call 08007318765 and ask for the Road Safety Team.


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