A long-serving road safety officer and an influential supporter of road safety in London have both been presented with Distinguished Service Awards by the London Road Safety Council (LRSC).
Alderman Alison Gowman and Peter Wilson received their awards at the LRSC’s 100th AGM on 21 July. The awards were presented by LRSC president James Cracknell.
Alderman Alison Gowman represents the Dowgate Ward in the City of London and is also a senior partner at the City law firm DLA Piper UK LLP.
Alison is respected and admired within London’s road safety community and was recognised for her excellent advocacy of road safety, and for the exceptional support she provides for the LRSC.
Most recently Alison played a pivotal role in the highly successful LRSC Centenary Conference staged at the Guildhall in January 2017.
She was instrumental in securing the City of London Corporation’s support for the event through donation of such a prestigious venue for the conference, and sponsoring the drinks reception which followed the conference.
As part of the conference working group, Alison hosted many conference planning meetings at the Guildhall. She also liaised with the Corporation’s events team throughout to ensure everything ran smoothly on the day.
Peter Wilson was first employed as a road safety officer by the London Borough of Lambeth in March 1977, and reached the very significant milestone of 40 years’ service in road safety education earlier this year.
Peter subsequently went on to work for the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and West Sussex County Council, before joining Westminster City Council in 2001.
At Westminster, Peter initially managed the SCP service, before being promoted to road safety manager in 2007.
His career highlights include becoming an ADI, chairing the regional group of LARSOA (now Road Safety GB) and the South East region of Institute of Road Safety Officers (IRSO) and consulting for a number of Welsh authorities on safe walking routes to schools. In 2012, Peter was involved in the traffic management during the London Olympics.
24 July 2017