No Stopping, No Dropping, No Excuses

In response to issues around schools with some drivers parking on zig-zag lines, Neath Port Talbot’s road safety team along with South Wales Police and Mid and West Fire and Rescue Service, have launched a fresh campaign to raise the profile of safe parking around local Primary schools.

Road Safety Primary School Coordinator, Chloe Lyons is currently delivering assemblies in every Primary school throughout Neath Port Talbot, talking to the children about the importance of being safe on the journey to and from school, encouraging children to tell parents to park safely and other road safety issues.

As part of this campaign the road safety team, supported by the police and fire service, have purchased “No stopping, No dropping, No excuses” banners. Each school in the county is receiving a banner to put outside their school to encourage parents to keep off the zig-zag lines.

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Child Car Seat Information for Parents

The recent publication of a new Which? mystery shopper investigation into the sale of child car seats, may have left many parents wondering where they can get information to make the right choice when shopping for a child car seat.

A good place to start would be RoSPA’s Child Car Seats website, which will give you information to help you understand the different types of child car seats, how to choose the most suitable one and how to ensure it is correctly fitted.

If you prefer to gain information through e-learning, then a new free online course from CarSeatSmarter may be just what you are looking for.  Developed by Avon and Somerset Police in partnership with several other organisations, the course consists of six short videos on different car seat related topics.  After each of the films, there’s a short task to ensure your understanding.  All of the videos have been designed to help you navigate through the buying, installing and using child car seats.  The course can be accessed through the CarSeatSmarter website.

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Dyfed-Powys Police Open Day

Dyfed-Powys Police will be opening its doors on Sunday 16th September to proudly give communities a behind-the-scenes view of policing at their celebratory Open Day, to be held at Police HQ, Llangunnor, Carmarthen.

The event is an opportunity for communities to come together and celebrate its 50th year as one service.

On the 1st April 1968 Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire Constabulary, the Mid Wales Constabulary and the Pembrokeshire Police came together to form Dyfed-Powys Constabulary, making it the largest police force geographically in England and Wales. The name changed to Dyfed-Powys Police in 1974.

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First 999 Emergency Services Day Honoured by Council

Flintshire County Council honoured the first 999 Emergency Services Day by flying the flag at County Hall.

The Chairman of the Council, Councillor Paul Cunningham welcomed everyone to the ceremony by saying:

“We are here to raise the 999 flag at 9am on the 9th day of the 9th month, which explains the earliness of the hour – but we do know that our emergency services never sleep.

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Proposed End to Daylight Saving Time

Responding to the news that the EU commission will recommend the abolition of daylight savings time, following a public poll, RoSPA Chief Executive Errol Taylor said:

“We cautiously welcome the findings of the poll undertaken by the commission.

“The proposal is in its very early stages, and there is much more detail yet to be announced that would need to be carefully considered before a definitive decision is made.

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Project EDWARD 2018

The countdown to European Day Without A Road Death (Project EDWARD) is well and truly under way.  Taking place this year on Wednesday 19 September, everyone is asked to reflect on one simple question: 

What can I do for Road safety today?

Organised by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, Project EDWARD seeks to bring together everyone with an interest in reducing the number of people killed on our roads.  To assist partners a library of resources has been put together, with hints and tips on using the material.

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