Last Wednesday, Bracknell Forest Town Council hosted another Teddy Bears picnic.
Safer Roads Berkshire and Bracknell Forest’s road safety team were there for story time.
Three slots throughout the day gave the opportunity to come and sit on a blanket in the shade and listen to the story of Teddy Takes a Tumble.
West Berkshire Council have been increasing their uptake in the Bikeability cycle training, offered to all school age children, by hanging PVC banners outside of the schools.
The banners have been provided by Road Safety Analysis, and were sourced from www.auraprint.co.uk.
Hi visibility school bags are now being sighted on the way to and from a Maidenhead school. St Mary’s Catholic school are the first school to take up the ‘bright’ scheme to ensure that their pupils are easily seen by drivers on their way to and from school.
The idea came from the Royal Borough’s road safety officer who wanted to find a way to get school children to wear hi vis clothing. Introducing a school back pack that could be used by all pupils meant that children wouldn’t feel singled out as they did when their parents made them wear a hi vis jacket. The pupils like the bags and are happy to use them as their school bag. These bags can be seen from quite a distance.
The bags cost no more than a normal back pack and are printed up with the school’s logo in a reflective print.
All schools within the Royal Borough are encouraged to take up the scheme. To find out more about how to get your school involved in the scheme, contact Imogen Leonard by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01628 796943.
Plans are under-way for the next urban limits tour, which will take place in July 2014. Last year the three day tour, saw our riders stop in Newbury, Bracknell, Wokingham, Slough, Maidenhead and lastly Reading. The tour was covered on BBC South evening news, and gathered a lot of public attention.
This year hopes to be even bigger. More details to follow as soon as they are released.
If you would like to register your interest for the Urban Limits Tour 2014, please contact us.
The first Pre-Pass support scheme events have begun running in Bracknell Forest. The scheme developed by Safer Roads together with Blue School of motoring offers parents a chance to get further advice on the requirements of the driving test, and how they can further assist their young learners in further guided practice.
At the end of the event, all the attendees are provided with a helpful booklet further outlining all of the information provided by the event.