Tag Archives: Road Safety

Local Events, Dry Drayton Parish Council

Events at the Black Horse.

Just a quick reminder that tonight, Saturday 27 July, Pizza Passione is back at the Black Horse. No need to book, just turn up. Then, next weekend, Saturday 3 August is Gin Night, with a Pink Gin Tasting Evening starting at 8pm. Try a little snifter of six pink gins and choose your two favourites to have as a long G & T at the end of the sampling. Tickets are £18 and include a few nibbles along the way. Book your place at the bar or by e-mailing amanda@blackhorsedrydrayton.com.

Dry Drayton Parish Council, Extraordinary Meeting and a Councillor Vacancy

There will be an Extraordinary Meeting of Dry Drayton Parish Council at Dry Drayton Primary School on Tuesday 30 July 2019 commencing at 8 pm. After a Public Forum the Council will be discussing a bid for Local Highways Improvement Funding, to be submitted by 4th August. The agenda is here: https://tinyurl.com/y2xbhn4x  . The County Council’s Local Highways Improvement Funding is explained here: https://tinyurl.com/y6n7brhu .

There is a vacancy following the resignation of Councillor F.Northrop. If you would like an election for a new Councillor, please see the PC’s notice https://tinyurl.com/y5mlmswn  deadline 30 July 2019.
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Improve Road Safety in Dry Drayton

Here is an interesting plea just received at www.drydrayton.net, and checked out as genuine.

Author : Andrew Abbott (IP: 81.136.225.137 , 81.136.225.137) E-mail : andrew.abbott@matchlight.co.uk

URL    : http://www.matchlight.co.uk

BBC DOCUMENTARY SEEKS CONTRIBUTORS

IS AN ELDERLY RELATIVE OR FRIEND OF YOURS A DANGER BEHIND THE WHEEL?

 ARE YOU FACING THE DILEMMA:  SHOULD YOU TAKE AWAY THEIR KEYS?

 Hello – I am making a documentary for BBC1 exploring the dilemma facing the families of many elderly drivers – are they safe behind the wheel or should you take away their keys? 

 I’d love to hear from anyone who is currently wrestling with this issue, and who might be interested in participating in our documentary.

 For many senior citizens, getting behind the wheel is perhaps the activity that most maintains their sense of independence. But the Department of Transport’s own statistics show that drivers over the age of 80 have more accidents per mile than any other age group.

 Would you intervene to prevent an elderly relative, whom you consider to be a danger, from driving?

 When is the right time to bring up the subject, and how hard is it to confront a relative about it?

 Or are you an elderly driver who feels pressurised to stop when you don’t feel it is necessary?

 If your family, or someone you know, is dealing with this issue now, we would love to hear from you. Calling wouldn’t commit you to taking part, and anything discussed would be held in strictest confidence. You can email me on keys@matchlight.co.uk or call 0131 225 1711.

 Many thanks, Andrew Abbott, Director

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