No, no! They weren't concerned about the poor bloody lollipop lady! This is, after all, Dagenham, home of the chavmum:
Parents are concerned for their children’s safety after a lollipop lady is thought to have been hit by a car at an unmarked school crossing.That's more like it.
The patroller for Southwood Primary School in Dagenham has not returned to work since suffering bruising more than two weeks ago.
As a result, children have been tackling the crossing alone – until an enquiry by the Post prompted the appearance of a replacement traffic enforcer yesterday. It is unclear whether this is a long-term measure.Oh, no! Won't someone think of the kiddiewinks!
“It’s an accident waiting to happen,” said concerned parent Lisa Sands, who takes her seven-year-old son, Dylan, to school via the Wood Lane and Keppel Road junction.
“If the lollipop lady doesn’t have a chance, what chance do the kids have?”Wait, if she takes her brat to school, he's not 'tackling the crossing alone', is he?
With no proper crossing, parents and pupils rely on a traffic island and the council-employed lollipop lady to make it to the other side.
“There can be 15 or so of us at the island,” Lisa, 40, explained.A group of 15 Dagenham chavmums ought to be able to stop an eighteen wheeler in its tracks!
“When she [the lollipop lady] isn’t there, it’s really hard to get across.” Lisa made a complaint to the council a fortnight ago, but says she is still waiting for a response.
“At the moment it’s such a problem [as] we have to walk the long way round,” she added.Oh, poor thing!
So, what's this road like?
Ah. So we're talking about - at best - a 175 yard walk to the nearest crossings? Well, it'll solve Dagenham's obesity crisis!