‘Ground-breaking’ school CCTV scheme will be focus for training day


The second LRSC training event for elected members will see the launch of a new scheme under which CCTV cameras will be installed at the entrance of every school in Hillingdon.

The enforcement scheme is being introduced by Hillingdon Council to improve the safety of children as they travel to and from school, by improving the behaviour of drivers.

First presented to LRSC members at the organisation’s annual conference and AGM in July, the scheme will now be formally launched by the mayor of Hillingdon and LRSC president James Cracknell on Thursday 29 September at Dr Triplett’s CofE Primary School.

Attendees will learn more about this ‘ground-breaking’ initiative and there will also be a display of road safety training from youngsters at the host school. Road safety officers are also being encouraged to attend the event which will represent a fact-finding opportunity for anyone interested in implementing a similar scheme.

The LRSC launched the three-year programme of road safety training for elected members with a session on the Independent Travel Training Bus, organised by road safety teams from the Royal Borough of Greenwich and London Borough of Southwark

The training programme is designed to increase councillors’ knowledge and expertise, in turn enabling  them to become effective road safety champions in their borough.

The programme comprises an induction leaflet for new elected members, a members’ forum on the LRSC website and online training modules which are currently under development.

LRSC is also rolling out a three-year programme of visits to enable members to experience examples of road safety best practice from across London, which they may choose to use in their own local programmes.

13 September 2016