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Kilburn team nominated in award for their work to promote sustainable travel

Posted on 23rd September 2014

Denby youngsters join police on cycle to school event for National Bike Week

Officers from the Kilburn Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team have been put forward for a national award to recognise their contribution to sustainable travel.

It is to recognise their work alongside Derbyshire County Council’s Travel Smart initiative where they helped to organise a cycle to school event in Denby.

The team got involved with the event as part of their priority to target road safety issues around schools and throughout their area, including speeding and parking.

As well as the ‘Tour de Denby’ in June, the team have also been working with schools to support other cycling initiatives including the Go Go project at Kilburn Junior School and have held security marking events for residents to help them protect their bikes.

The team has also prepared safe parking signs for outside local schools using the youngsters’ own designs and held a number of Community Speed Watch checks.

PC Neil Hopwell of the Kilburn Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We feel very honoured for our work to be put forward for this national award in sustainable travel, and delighted to have made it into the top three nominees in the team category.

“The work would not have been possible without the help and support of the sustainable travel team at Derbyshire County Council, local schools and the communities we serve.”

The awards are given out annually by Modeshift, a national organisation which aims to increase active and sustainable modes of travel and supports the provision of skills, training and experience to allow young people to travel more actively, safely and independently.

There were 45 applications for seven categories, which have been narrowed down to 20 finalists.

The winners will be announced on Thursday, November 6 at the Modeshift Convention in Birmingham.

For more information on Modeshift visit www.modeshift.org.uk or email info@modeshift.org.uk.

To contact the Kilburn Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team call 101, email belper.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk or follow them on Twitter: @KilburnSNT.

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