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Popular Gosberton lollipop lady Sheila bows out




Gosberton Academy is looking for a new school crossing patrol. (4122337)
Gosberton Academy is looking for a new school crossing patrol. (4122337)

Gosberton Academy began the new term without its popular lollipop lady, Sheila Coles, who stepped down due to family commitments.

New head of academy Tom Baxter said Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership is trying to find someone to fill the post.

He said: “Mrs Coles did a very good job - she was obviously very committed and was there day in and day out.”

Mr Baxter said letters went out from the school to advise parents that they were temporarily without a crossing assistant.

He said: “Obviously they have got to be more vigilant, haven’t they?”

Mr Baxter said pupils are taught road safety throughout their years at the school.

Friend and neighbour Lesley Smith said Sheila was the school crossing patrol officer for two years.

Lesley told us: “She really enjoyed her time there but due to family commitments she had to give it up.

“Sheila is a very kind, caring, funny, thoughtful lady who also helps me with my cleaning and shopping and walking my dog Ben due to my health and mobility problems.”

Lesley says: “I for one couldn’t live without her.”

Sheila, a former council shelterd housing warden, also looks after her family, including her husband, children and grandchildren - two of whom attend Garth School.



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