It has come to our attention that several parents are crossing Long Lane without using the zebra crossing, even when accompanied by their children. Long Lane is an extremely busy road which is used regularly by emergency vehicles. We do not consider it not safe to cross Long Lane without using the zebra crossing and we never allow pupils to do so. The school expects parents to reinforce this message by using the crossing at all times. Failure or refusal to do so directly contradicts the message that the school sends to children about road safety, sets a poor example to children and puts lives at risk. It also damages the school's reputation and relationship with the community at large. We have given our school patrol ladies some literature reminding parents of the school rules concerning the crossing of Long Lane, which they will hand out to parents when necessary. We urge parents to support the school in this matter and we thank you for your support.