School crossing patrols

Service information

School CrossingThere are around 10 school crossing patrols operating throughout the borough of Blackburn with Darwen. School Crossing Patrols - or lollipop men and women, as they are affectionately known - are there to help both children and adults to cross the roads.

Are you interested in becoming a school crossing patrol?

We're always on the lookout for suitable people to fill school crossing patrol vacancies.

Contact us for more information and to find out details of current vacancies in Blackburn

We provide full training and uniform. School Crossing Patrols work term time only (paid school holidays).

Standby patrols

Standby patrols are also required to work throughout the borough, to provide sickness and other absence / emergency cover at crossing points.

Wherever you know a crossing patrol operates, please give them every consideration and assistance:


  • Always wait until the patrol has stopped all the traffic before you start to cross;
  • Always cross in front of the patrol;
  • Please remember that even when a patrol is provided it is still a parent's responsibility to see their children safely to and from school.


  • Park well away from a patrol - they need to see and be seen by approaching traffic;
  • Always reduce your speed and be prepared to stop;
  • Obey their instructions when signalled to stop;
  • Give patrols time to cross the children safely and return back to the pavement.

Contact details

Mail Old Town Hall, King William Street, Blackburn BB1 7DY,
Phone Number(s) 01254 585003
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