End of an era as Richard Hall retires

12.03 | 25 April 2023 | | | 14 comments

Richard Hall, from North Lincolnshire Council, retires at the end of April following a career in road safety that has spanned more than 35 years.

Richard started with Humberside County Council before joining North Lincolnshire Council as road safety team leader in 1996. More recently he has been covering a wider remit of work in his role as highway traffic safety manager. 

Richard has been a long-time supporter of Road Safety GB – both as a specialist with regard to the SCP service and chair of the Road Safety GB SCP Working Group.

He became a Road Safety GB school crossing patrol advisor in 2007 and in 2010 Road Safety GB asked him to lead a small group in updating the Assessment of Walked Routes to School Guidelines.

The school crossing patrol service is celebrating 70 years this year and Richard leaves with the SCP National Guidelines updated for 2023, along with a range of other useful SCP documents and resources that are available free of charge to all RSGB members.

Richard has also played another important role with Road Safety GB becoming a trustee and director of finance in 2016, vital roles within the organisation since becoming a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.

Richard said: “I am very proud to have played a small part in developing Road Safety GB into the professional organisation it is today, delivering a high quality service to road safety professionals across the UK. 

“I am also proud to have helped raise the profile of the SCPs nationally and develop the wide range of advice and guidance documents that now supports local authorities in delivering the service.”

Road Safety GB has paid tribute to Richard.

James Gibson, executive director Road Safety GB, said: “I’ve had the great pleasure of knowing and working with Richard for many years. He has provided much service and dedication to RSGB. 

“He should be extremely proud of the contribution made to road safety at both a local and national level. Sincere wishes are sent for a long, happy and healthy retirement.”



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    Wishing you a very long, healthy and well-deserved retirement Richard. Your support and guidance have been invaluable to me personally over the years, not to mention within the SCP Group.

    Julie Yildirim, Wakefield
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    Congratulations Richard, sit back and enjoy your well deserved retirement, your help, support and expertise will be missed.

    Sarah Collins, Chester
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    Wow! All the very best for your well deserved retirement. May it be a long, healthy and happy one! Take care and enjoy, Karen.

    Karen Delaney, Greater Manchester
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    Thanks for all you help and support over the years Richard, I hope you enjoy a long and fruitful retirement
    Best wishes from the entire Hull Road Safety Team 😉

    Allan Robins, Hull
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    Congratulations on your long service, now enjoy your retirement, best wishes from the Cornwall school crossing patrol team

    Kaye Ellis, Cornwall
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    Richard – wishing you a very long and happy retirement. I have really enjoyed working with you over the past few years and I shall certainly miss you in the SCP group. Enjoy your next chapter – best wishes Helen

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    Wishing you a very happy retirement Richard. I thoroughly enjoyed working with you at RSGB, your knowledge and humour will be missed. Best wishes. June

    June Howlett, Aylesbury
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    Best wishes on your retirement Richard. Your wise counsel, both in the local authority and RSGB arenas has been very much appreciated. You are always a pleasure to chat with.

    Iain Temperton, Norwich
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    Oh no! I thought you were a fixture, Richard… thanks for all your thoughtful help over the years, have an excellent and long retirement.

    Paul Copeland, East Riding of Yorkshire
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    Thank you for your support over the years. Enjoy your retirement.

    Jayne Ward CYC Road Safety

    Jayne Ward, York
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    It was a real pleasure to work with you, Richard, back in the early days of my career in road safety within Safe Roads Humber. Always enthusiastic and full of knowledge. I wish you a long and happy retirement.

    Tanya Fosdick
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    It was a pleasure working with you at RSGB Richard. Wishing you all the very best in your retirement.

    Sonya Hurt
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    Working with Richard was always a privilege and a pleasure. Encyclopaedic knowledge, sensible advice with imagination and foresight and a thoroughly nice, decent man. Thankyou for all your help and support over the years. I wish you a long and happy retirement. Always be a tea stop for you here in Wensleydale, Richard!

    Honor Byford, North Yorkshire
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    The end of an era indeed. It was a pleasure working with Richard and I wish him all the best for a well deserved retirement.

    Jeremy Phillips
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