Road Safety Wales Awards
The Road Safety Wales Awards recognise individuals, groups and organisations that have made a real commitment to road safety, above and beyond what would normally be expected of them.
We would traditionally invite our winners to the annual Road Safety Wales Conference to collect their award but unfortunately we have been unable to host an event this year.
Chair of Road Safety Wales, Teresa Ciano said, "Despite a difficult year for everyone, Road Safety Wales is delighted to be able to recognise so many deserving people who have made a significant difference to the lives of those in their community.
“The Road Safety Wales Awards recognise good road safety practice, innovative projects and personal contributions being undertaken in Wales. I would like to thank our award winners for their involvement in helping to make Welsh roads a safer place for everyone.”
Receiving their awards from Road Safety Wales are:
Sian Powell - School Crossing Patrol, Ceredigion
For over 12 years, Sian kept pupils safe while crossing the road near Ysgol Rhydypennau and has seen the young people grow and move to secondary school, then college. She has had to contend with all weathers on the A487 and has built a wonderful rapport with pupils and parents over the years!
Mike Jones - ‘Free Bikes 4 Kids’
Mike ‘Puffa’ Jones was nominated for giving up many hours of his time, week after week, repairing and supplying free bicycles to families without bicycles of their own, through his ‘Free Bikes 4 Kids’ project. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, his contribution has continued throughout and utilising kind donations from the public and businesses, Mike has also been able to provide free cycle helmets to accompany these bicycles.
Nan Samsudeen - School Crossing Patrol, Carmarthenshire
Nan has been the crossing patrol in Llandybie School for 18 years and has been a familiar and friendly face for the pupils, staff and parents throughout the years. During all weathers, Nan has remained happy, cheerful and welcoming to all. Her commitment to her work was unquestionable and she will be sorely missed now that she has taken the difficult decision to retire.
Peter Walsh - Bollo Ltd and Paul Morgan - Resolve It Crucial Crew
Peter Walsh and Paul Morgan have worked tirelessly to promote Crucial Crew in all 22 Local Authorities in Wales. Those taking part really look forward to the event and have great fun learning along the way, which is down to Peter and Paul who have their own unique style of delivering safety messages to the young people.
Elaine Burgess - School Crossing Patrol, Neath Port Talbot
Elaine started working in Neath Port Talbot in 2014 after moving to the area from Plymouth, where she had already served at a School Crossing Patrol for 6 years. Not only has Elaine supported countless young people in getting to school safely, she has been invaluable in her community providing medical assistance and always seems to be in the right place at the right time to help others!
John Duggan - Police Support Volunteer, Gwent Police
John Duggan is a real stalwart to Gwent Police and has for many years given up his own time to fit communications equipment into vehicles used across the force for roads policing. This is very technical and time consuming and without John there simply wouldn’t be the high level of communications and ANPR capabilities that help patrol the roads of Gwent and keep all road users safe.
Linda Evans - School Crossing Patrol, Pembrokeshire
Linda has been a committed and devoted member of Pembrokeshire’s School Crossing Patrol Service for over three decades, helping generations cross the road safely. Linda is always there, rain or shine, with a friendly smile on her face as she greets each child and ensures their safety to and from school. Kirstie Donoghue, Road Safety Officer describes Linda as ‘one of the many unsung heroes guiding Pembrokeshire’s children safely across our roads’.
Sandra Rogers - School Crossing Patrol, Newport
Sandra has entered her fortieth year of exemplary service as a School Crossing Patrol in Newport. As Newport City Council’s second longest serving School Crossing Patrol, Mrs Rogers has performed her role with great passion, diligence and without complaint. She will have enhanced the safety of generations of children attending Maindee Primary and Eveswell Primary Schools, and now crosses the grandchildren of those she assisted at the beginning of her career!
Congratulations to all of this year's award winners!