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West Mercia PCC and Worcestershire council come together to tackle road safety

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion and Worcestershire County Council are giving members of the public the ownership to improve the safety of their roads as part of a joint campaign.

This weekend, at Sander’s Park in Bromsgrove, both organisations will be asking the county’s residents to let them know where they want the focus to be as part of the ‘Roads Focus’ campaign. The Commissioner and council want to give the public ownership to highlight where their concerns are. Be it installing white gates at the entrance of a rural village, putting up more signs to highlight young or elderly people crossing, introducing speed enforcement in a village or asking for other measures to discourage speeding.

During a week of action, which will take place in November, the Commissioner and the council will start implementing some of the changes that have been suggested by the public.

Those wanting to highlight concerns in their area, who won’t be at the event this weekend, can still share their suggestions via https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4560444/Roads-Focus until the end of Sunday 7 October.

Over the course of the campaign, more work will be carried out to improve the safety of Worcestershire’s roads and general road safety advice will also be given to ensure people remain focused when using the road – be it as a driver or pedestrian.

PCC John Campion said: “I am committed to improving road safety, which is why I am pleased to be working with Worcestershire County Council on this very important issue. With this campaign, we want to start by asking people where they have concerns. We hope to resolve some of those and see more people feeling safer within the communities they live in and on the roads they use.”

Councillor Alan Amos, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways at Worcestershire County Council said: “The safety of Worcestershire roads is one of our top priorities as a council, and working together with the Police and Crime Commissioner, we’re looking forward to making our highways a better place for all road users. This campaign is an opportunity for us to get the views of local residents to identify potential hazards, enabling us to identify areas for improvement across the county, subject to funding and resources available.”

Issued:  Friday 14th September 2018

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