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07/03/2022

Free adult cycle training in Neath Port Talbot

Residents of Neath Port Talbot who would like to become more active, cycle with friends or family, or try commuting to work by bike, can now sign up for FREE adult cycle training.

Taking place in March and April, the training will be delivered by qualified instructors, with sessions starting and ending at the Council’s offices, the Quays, Baglan SA11 2GG.

All ability levels are welcome and bikes and cycle helmets can be provided. For more detailed information, or to book a FREE place, contact the Neath Port Talbot Road Safety Team on 01639 686828 or email roadsafety@npt.gov.uk

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03/03/2022

New funding to increase defibrillator access in Wales

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has announced a further £500k to increase community access to defibrillators, to help improve the survival rates of people who suffer a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital.

The funding will enable community groups, sports grounds and public organisations to access a defibrillator and is a further boost to the £500k announced in September last year.

The previous funding saw more than 400 applications for defibrillators approved, including from local and town councils, residents’ associations, gyms, schools, sporting venues, childcare venues and places of worship.

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01/03/2022

Older Drivers Forum: Webinar on Highway Code Changes

The Older Drivers Forum is running a free webinar on the changes recently made to The Highway Code, as well as other driving tips.

The webinar will start by giving an update on the findings from the Older Drivers Task Force report published in November 2021. There will then be information about the changes to The Highway Code, offering advice on safe driving tips to help mature motorists carry on driving safely for longer.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions to all the speakers in a Q&A section and the webinar will last for 90 minutes with a 10 minute break in the middle.

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01/03/2022

Driving tests: prompt cards to support learner drivers who are deaf

If you are taking your car driving test, your driving examiner can use prompt cards to support you if you’re deaf or have a hearing impairment.

The prompt cards give short written instructions and diagrams so you know what you need to do. Your examiner will not use the cards when the car is moving.

Your driving examiner might arrange to meet you and your driving instructor before the day of your driving test (you’ll need to go to the driving test centre).

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