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Patch the Pooch Promotes Antrim Road Safety Calendar

12 January 2016

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Back Row (L-R) Cllr Drew Ritchie, Secretary Antrim and District Road Safety Committee; Mr Barry Frazer, Traffic Management Officer, PSNI Road Policing. Front Row (L-R) Mr Brian Graham, Chairperson Antrim and District Road Safety Committee; Cllr Linda Clarke, Chairperson Antrim and Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership.

 

The official launch of the 2016 Antrim Road Safety Calendar, featuring Patch the Road Safety Pooch, took place at Antrim Civic Centre.  The calendar features a selection of artwork, designed by pupils from schools within the Borough, to help promote a range of road safety messages to young people. 

The Road Safety Calendar has been produced by the Antrim & District Road Safety Committee with support from the PSNI and Antrim and Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership. The calendars have been distributed to all primary schools in the Antrim district and surrounding areas, for display in classrooms and will give every primary school pupil the opportunity to learn about important road safety issues throughout the year.

 

Councillor Brian Graham, Chairperson of Antrim & District Road Safety Committee said: “I want to thank every student who submitted a poster for consideration, it was a very difficult task to narrow it down to just twelve but, congratulations must go to the twelve lucky students selected to have their artwork featured in the calendar. The calendar is intended to educate and raise awareness on a range of road safety issues in an effort to keep our young people safe and reduce the number of people killed or injured on our roads.”

Councillor Linda Clarke, Chairperson of Antrim and Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership added: “Antrim and Newtownabbey PCSP is delighted to continue its support of this worthwhile initiative and we hope that schools find it a useful resource to reinforce essential road safety messages throughout the year.”