Observer Community Awards 2014: Lollipop lady Heather nominated

Heather Gough has been nominated in the category of Best Community Person in this year's Observer Community Awards SUS-140930-103855001
Heather Gough has been nominated in the category of Best Community Person in this year's Observer Community Awards SUS-140930-103855001

A LOLLIPOP lady who has been helping children cross the road for nearly 20 years has been nominated for an Observer Community Award.

Chichester born and bred Heather Gough, is well-known to parents and children at Parklands School. She has been described as a ‘kind and loving’ member of the community.

“She has watched and taken care of the children and seen them grown and develop and is dedicated to her roll,” said friend and colleague Hazel Hurley, who nominated Heather in the category of Best Community Person.

Heather, who is also a grandmother and works at Tesco, said she ‘loves’ her work at the school.

“There are girls the same age as my daughters coming back with their children.

“It is a nice big school, you get to know the families really well.

“The most important thing is that they have all got to school safely.”

She even gets involved in school events, such as being a judge in an X Factor style competition.

Gill Lungley, manager at Tesco said Heather was ‘fantastic to work with and always smiling’.

“She has put me at ease since I arrived. Well done Heather.”