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Road Safety Wales Awards recognise personal contributions

Friday 23rd June 2017

The 2017 Road Safety Wales Awards have been presented to six individuals for a variety of road safety initiatives.

Presented during this week’s Road Safety Wales Conference (21 June), the awards showcase the good road safety practice, innovative projects and personal contributions being undertaken in Wales.

The scheme seeks to recognise individuals, groups and organisations that have made a ‘real commitment to road safety, above and beyond what would normally be expected of them’.

The winners - including a long-serving school crossing patrol and organisers of active travel and motorcycle schemes - were presented with their awards by Susan Storch, chair of Road Safety Wales.

The 2017 Road Safety Wales Conference saw practitioners come together to explore the key road safety themes highlighted in the Road Safety Framework for Wales.

Susan Storch, Chair of Road Safety Wales, said: “Our annual conference and luncheon provides a wonderful opportunity for Road Safety Wales to thank this year’s award recipients. The awards recognise the good road safety practice, innovative projects and personal contributions being undertaken in Wales.”

The 2017 Road Safety Wales Award recipients

Avril Davies - in recognition of her dedicated long service as a School Crossing Patrol in Ceredigion (pictured with Susan Storch and Kayleigh Tonkins, Ceredigion CC)

Dilys Powell, Ysgol y Lawnt, Rhymney - for encouraging safe walking, cycling and scooting to school (pictured with Susan Storch and Susan Davies, Caerphilly CBC)

Ian Marquis of the Owl’s Nest Tea Room and Diner, Llandovery - for his support for motorcycling initiatives in Carmarthenshire (pictured with Susan Storch and Rhys John-Howes, Carmarthenshire CC)

John Roberts - for services to North Wales Police and in developing Operation Snap (pictured with Susan Storch and Teresa Healy, GoSafe)

Anna Davies - in recognition of her dedication to cycling training in Powys (pictured with Susan Storch, and Bridget Farrington, and Tony Caine, Poyws CC)

Thunder Road Motorcycles - for their involvement in motorcycle safety initiatives and engagement (Susan Storch pictured with David Mobberley and Zoe Foster)




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