Friday, 11 July 2014

More than 500 children enjoy and learn at Uckfield Road Safety Day

Over 500 primary school children from ten local schools took part in Uckfield Road Safety Day on Thursday 26th June 2014 at Luxfords Field.

Organised by Cllr Jim Molesworth-Edwards for the past ten years, the event provides a variety of safety information from a range of partner organisations.

Red Watch from Uckfield Fire Station attended with the car crash trailer and demonstrated their Road Traffic Collision equipment while discussing road safety with the children and school staff.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service Community Volunteers produced an endless supply of badges with safety messages and talked to children about people’s behaviour in cars.

Sussex Police displayed a motorcycle and a 'lock-up' van while Southern Rail and the British Transport Police provided information on railway safety.

East Sussex County Highways department displayed road signs and traffic lights which included games for the children to safely negotiate a marked route.

Waitrose brought an articulated lorry to explain safety around large goods vehicles and handed out drinks and fruit. Coaches that had brought many of the children to the event were also used to explain bus and coach safety.

This was a hugely successful day made possible by the hard work of Cllr Moleswoth-Edwards and the support of all partner agencies.

A huge thank you goes to Uckfield Town Council and Luxfords Restaurant who provided lunches and the use of the Civic Centre.

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