Cycle safety scheme launched in Yarmouth

POLICE will be promoting cycle safety in the Gorleston area through a partnership involving five Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs), Norfolk County Council road safety, planning and transportation and Halfords.

POLICE will be promoting cycle safety in the Gorleston area through a partnership involving five Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs), Norfolk County Council road safety, planning and transportation and Halfords.

One of the Gorleston Safer Neighbourhood Teams priorities at present is Cycle Safe.

PCSO Kevin McGee, road safety officer (Education), Bob Daynes and Halfords came up with the idea to get the message of cycle safety out to the public by organising a Cycle Safety Poster Competition.

The competition is open to all children from years 4, 5 and 6 in the schools covered by the five SNTs who work from Gorleston Police Station that include, Gorleston, Magdalen, Bradwell, Southern Villages and Cobholm & Southtown. This amounts to 13 schools in total.

Each year group will have three prizes, including a first prize bicycle worth �100, a second prize of cycle safety equipment worth �35 and a third prize of cycle safety equipment worth �15

The final decision as to the winners will be made on March 2, while the final entry date for posters is on February 23. Prizes can be redeemed at Halfords, on Gapton Hall industrial estate by March 28.