Elaine Beckett to retire after more than 30 years in road safety

Elaine Beckett LRSC award

After more than three decades working within road safety, Elaine Beckett (pictured centre) will retire from the profession at the end of this week (31 Mar).

Elaine’s involvement with road safety started as a mum who volunteered to train as a cycling instructor at her son’s school.

She then joined Braintree District Council as pre-school liaison officer in 1985/6 – part of a small team that collectively delivered the road safety service to the Braintree, Maldon and Rochford areas of Essex.

In around 1995, Elaine took on the role of assistant road safety officer, progressing to district road safety officer in the west of Essex. She remained in that role for several years before moving to her current role of principal road safety officer at the London Borough of Hackney.

Elaine’s involvement with the London Road Safety Council (LRSC) commenced in 2010 and since then she has been a proactive supporter in the role of chairman of the projects sub-committee, a regular speaker at meetings and manager of the Hackney road safety team.

In July 2016, Elaine saw her commitment to road safety recognised with the London Road Safety Council’s distinguished service award. The award was presented by James Cracknell, LRSC president, at the LRSC’s 2016 AGM (pictured above).

Everyone at the London Road Safety Council wishes Elaine a very long and happy retirement.


28 March 2017