Job Advert: Lollipop Lady, or Man, For 'Beatles' Abbey Road Crossing

A Westminster councillor is making plans to create a job opening for a lollipop lady or man to work at the famous 'Beatles' zebra crossing outside the Abbey Road studio. Hundreds of music fans visit the crossing in St John's Wood each day, slowing traffic by recreating the famous album cover.

The BeatlesThe Beatles famously walked across the zebra crossing for the cover of their seminal 'Abbey Road' album cover

Business owners and local residents have complained about pedestrian safety, traffic issues and graffiti caused by the tourist destination. Councillor Lindsey Hall is looking to install a lollipop lady or man at the site, to act as the "eyes and ears" for the council when such issues arise.

Councillor Lindsey Hall said: "We have got to the point it has become the second most popular free tourist attraction in London. The only difficulty is that it does mean thousands and thousands of people coming into a small part of Westminster which is not good for tourists in this space.

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She added: "It is quite hard to police it 24/7, we have got to do something. It is a very busy through road, we have had real issues of double decker coaches parking up on double yellow lines."

Hall said a volunteer could take the position or the council may allocate funds from their budget.

Laura Greenway, manager of The Beatles Coffee Shop, located close to the crossing, told the Evening Standard, "It is great if it keeps people using the crossing safer.  It is a means of keeping everyone safer and having control of the situation.

"The drivers are quite impatient about it. Some of the drivers just kept going today. They just kept going and making some photographers move."


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