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A number of road closures are scheduled for September to allow for essential repair works to be carried out. Read More

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Road safety st john fisherMore than 200 pupils at St John Fisher RC School have been working on their road safety understanding and abilities. The Year 7 and 8 pupils have been working with Medway Council’s Road Safety Team and Kent Police PCSO Rowan Cornwall on a number of activities and discussions. For many students, starting secondary school provides the first opportunity to independently travel to school. More

More than 1,000 pupils across Medway have taken part in an innovative education show designed to help them learn about road safety. Courtroom aims to help children aged between seven and 11 (key stage 2) learn how to make better road side decisions for themselves and others. More

lollipopLollipop men and women from all over Medway gathered to mark 60 years of safer road crossings.

The School Crossing Patrol service at Medway Council marked the anniversary with a giant coffee morning at Gun Wharf, Chatham on 15 April, inviting 20 school crossing patrols to join in the celebrations. More

Budding young people in Medway are being urged to step up to national road safety challenge. A national photography competition, called Footprints, run by Road Safety GB launches today (4 March) and encourages young people aged 11-18 years to snap away on the theme of pedestrian safety. The competition will run until Sunday, 21 April. More

St James’ CE Primary School, Grain is helping students develop their skills and knowledge needed to stay safe as a young pedestrian.

Much to the delight of Medway Council’s Road Safety Team, St James’ School recognised the need to champion road safety to its pupils, staff and parents. The school has enlisted the expertise of the council’s Road Safety Team – as Su Ormes, Principle Road Safety Officer explains: “We initially supported the school with a pilot walking bus launch, during International Walk to School Month, in October. Since then we have made return visits to deliver lessons – making sure they were fun and interactive.
“With very little road safety adverts appearing on TV these days, we made sure the children understood the green cross code and were comfortable with what they should be looking and listening for while out walking.“

The Safer Journey Officers managed to deliver lessons to the entire school – providing around 140 students with indispensable road safety knowledge. Officers also met with parents to introduce the pedestrian awards (PAWS) in the hope they would continue teachings and assessments of their child’s skills outside of the school gates.

Headteacher Ginny Wilson said: “We are eager our students understand their responsibilities and role as a pedestrian. For them to understand now, the benefits of wearing bright/reflective clothing or the reality of seeing a car travelling 30mph breaking and stopping distance – measured out on the playground – stands them in good stead to keep our future road users safe.”

St James CE Primary School also managed to scoop the top position in the recent Golden Boot Walking Challenge, beating 23 other schools. If you would more details about the services available from the Road Safety Team visit http://www.medway.gov.uk or call 01634 331710 or visit http://www.facebook.com/saferjourneys

Rochester Crescent, Hoo St Werburgh will be closed to traffic between Marley Road and Knights Road between 7am and 7pm daily, starting this Wednesday, 25 January. This is to allow emergency carriageway repairs to be carried out.

A local diversion will be in place and while Medway Council’s contractor will try to maintain local access within the area of works, this may be subject to delay at certain periods. The work is expected to be complete within 3 working days. Advance warning signs will be in place and residents within the area of works are being notified by letter.

King Edward Road, Rochester will be closed to through traffic from 7am to 7pm daily, from Tuesday 20 December. This is to allow emergency drainage repairs to be carried out, and the work is expected to be complete within three days.

Medway Council’s contractor will try to maintain local access within the area of works, however this may be subject to delay at certain periods. Advance warning signs are in place and residents within the area of works are being notified by letter.

Pupils and students across Medway have been learning the rules of the road thanks to Medway Council’s Road Safety Team.

The team were at Mid Kent College’s recent Fresher’s Week to discuss drink drive issues, demonstrate new roadside moped enforcement and provide useful resources such as crash cards, biker safety packs and hi visibility hats to more than 130 young people.

The team has also visited Cuxton Infant and Junior Schools to answer parent’s road safety questions and listen to their views and concerns.

James Sutton, Safer Journeys Officer, said: “It was positive to see so many parents consciously leave their cars at home and walk. There was lots of interest in setting up a walking bus or park and stride scheme. We are optimistic we can support these schemes to get people walking and reducing the number of cars outside of the school gates.”

The Safer Journeys Team are available to provide road safety advice, support and information on a variety of topics including, child car seats, walking buses, the driving medical standards and road skills for young pedestrians. If you would like some specific road safety related advice please take a look at http://www.medway.gov.uk/saferjourneys or email travel.safety@medway.gov.uk

It’s back to school in two weeks, and with that it’s back to walking or cycling to school for many of Medway’s pupils. More

Temporary road closures will take place from Monday, 15 August in the following areas to enable highway maintenance and resurfacing works to be carried out in safety: More

Gillingham Level Crossing is set to close for cabling works from noon on Friday, 29 July to 5pm on Monday, 1 August.

Works will start a day earlier than expected because the site needs to be excavated to two metres deep to get under the existing services in the road and pavement.

Diversions will be in place.

If there’s one place where technology seems to be moving faster and faster it’s in the world of motoring – as evidenced at the Intelligent Transport Systems Congress in Stockholm this year. More

Boost energy levels, increase road awareness and save on fuel costs by choosing to walk to school and work this spring. More

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