Road safety volunteers rewarded

11.42 | 5 January 2012 |

Volunteers and members of staff who help Caerphilly County Borough schoolchildren stay safe on the roads were thanked at an annual School Crossing Patrol (SCP) and road safety seminar.

The event, which brought together Kerbcraft volunteers, road safety officers and SCPs from across the county, also covered new road safety initiatives for the forthcoming year.

Cllr Rob Gough, cabinet member for public protection, engineering and transport, said: “Our road safety team, together with a network of volunteers and SCP officers, work tirelessly to help ensure our local youngsters know all about the importance of road safety, and to ensure their safety coming to and going home from school.

“We have a wide variety of initiatives, such as the Kerbcraft scheme and Walking Buses, which really help to educate our children about keeping safe when out and about, and I am delighted that those who work so hard to ensure these vital schemes are able to come to fruition have been thanked at our annual road safety seminar.”

A special mention was given to the school Ysgol Y Lawnt, which, as well as entertaining guests with its choir, holds the record for Caerphilly’s biggest walking bus.

Cllr Vera Jenkins, mayor of Caerphilly, presented long service awards to three SCPs.


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