Don’t let our lollipops get licked!

June 29, 2011

My dear friend Dulwich Mum is probably better known for her impeccable taste in doggies (she has a divine cockapoo) than for her ardent political activism. But there is a time when even the most dedicated of Dulwich mothers must throw down her frappucino and man the barricades in pursuit of truth and justice. Or at least threaten to sack her au pair if she doesn’t man the barricades for her, and maybe give them a bit of a polish while she’s up there. 

So this morning found Dulwich Mum and I protesting for all we were worth at the Coalition’s vile attempt to cut off our lollipop man in his prime. Dulwich Mum has all the political facts at the ends of her beautifully manicured fingertips. I just know that we need more lollipop men and women on our streets, not fewer. The chap who works outside my own girls’ school is a joy. He always waves me forward so I can get the best parking space. I simply couldn’t do without him, and the children find him handy for crossing the road too.

But seriously, this is a country-wide problem. We all understand there have to be cuts to protect bankers’ bonuses keep the country functioning, but not our lollipop folk, please. Children get killed on the roads every year. Please don’t let the government take away this vital service. If you’d like to sign Dulwich Mum’s petition, click here. Go on, please.

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  • dulwichmum June 29, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I am weeping with raw emotion as I type. Our poppets must be protected from traffic and we should be encouraging them to take responsibility and exercise by walking to school. This Government needs to pay attention to the fact that with 26% of our children obese by Year 6, Southwark and many other areas are looking providing frightful futures for our children. Are they aware of diabetes?

    I am going to lie down.

  • Dulwich Divorcee June 29, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    You are so right to have a little lie down. You have worn yourself to a shred today, trying to protect our children. Those statistics really are startling. How would Southwark feel if a child were killed on that crossing after the lollipopper has been sacked? Grrr

  • Metropolitan Mum June 29, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Do you know how this title looks in my inbox? 🙂
    Sorry, serious case, of course. I’ll sign. Promised.
    PS: Don’t forget to backup your blog!!

    • Dulwich Divorcee July 4, 2011 at 1:24 pm

      Mmmm, sorry about the inbox presentation 🙂 and thanks for signing! Naturally I haven’t got round to backing up my blog … it’s next on my list, honest x

  • Rebecca Williams July 1, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Hi there I want to cover this story – I’m hearing rumours of a sit in next Tuesday – could someone call me please – 020 7765 0920. Thank you Becky

    • Dulwich Divorcee July 4, 2011 at 1:23 pm

      Hi Becky, so glad you are interested, please get in touch with the lovely Dulwich Mum over at as she is our agent provacateur, I mean concerned leader x