CONSERVATIVE MSP Jamie Greene says he is worried about Inverclyde schools losing crossing patrols.

The Telegraph recently revealed that a review was taking place to look at all 33 patrols in the area.

A total of 16 could be withdrawn following calls to update the current policy.

The move sparked controversy at a education and communities committee meeting.

Mr Greene, shadow cabinet secretary for education and skills, said: “Reports that many schools in Inverclyde could lose their road-crossing patrols are concerning.

“The safety and wellbeing of children should be the top priority of the council and this has to be at the forefront of their review.

“Parents, schools, pupils and community councils must be consulted and listened to before any changes to crossing patrols are made."