Corby Borough Council is encouraging Road Safety across the Borough

Release Date: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 10:00

Corby Borough Council’s Neighbourhood Management, Neighbourhood Policing Teams and the local Fire Service will be talking all things road safety to pre-school groups as part of the BEEPBEEP initiative, a campaign that runs across the whole nation.

The campaign runs on Wednesday 17th July and is overseen by national road safety charity, Brake. The scheme educates children between the ages of 2- 5 years old on basic messages around being safe when learning to cross roads. The Corby campaign will be delivering to 7 primary schools and pre-school groups, with approximately 500 children taking part. Activities will include hand painting sessions to reinforce the key message of holding hands with a grown-up, followed by an exciting visit from either a Police Officer or Fire Crew and their vehicles.

Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Housing and Neighbourhood Services, Cllr Bob Eyles, said:

“The BEEPBEEP campaign continues to be an important part of our ongoing school education programme. According to road safety charity, Brake, between 2014/15, the number of child fatalities (0-15 years) in the UK rose by 2%.”

PC Mark Walker from the Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team said:

“Its important young children start learning about how to stay safe near roads and the dangers of traffic from an early age. The BEEPBEEP campaign  is  a  great  opportunity  to  get  those  important  messages  across.”

For further information, contact Corby Borough Council’s Rural Pride Officer, Suzanne Preston on 01536 463177.

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Last updated: Wednesday 10th July 2019 10:00:54 AM
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