Published Thursday 17 December 2015 at 16:30
Children have been given high visibility vests, as part of a drive to improve road safety outside a mosque.
Around 100 hi-viz vests have been donated to Bilaal Mosque in Bastwell to help children keep safe when they leave after evening prayers.
Ward councillor Shaukat Hussain visited the mosque to hand over the vests as well give advice to the children.
It is part of wider action by the Council to promote road safety, which is one of the key public health priorities for the borough.
Sajid Ali, Chairman of the mosque, said: “I am delighted, and more importantly, the parents are delighted about the Council’s support. We have been asking for action for a while now because we are on a busy road and lots of children use our mosque.”
Councillor Hussain said:
“I was delighted to visit the mosque and talk to the young people about the importance of road safety and being aware of the dangers on the road. Through Your Call, we were able to donate some high viz vests to help the children cross the road safely after mosque.”
Councillor Stephanie Brookfield, Assistant Executive Member for Regeneration and the borough’s Road Safety Champion, said:
“Keeping young people safe on our roads is a key priority for the Council. But it’s everyone’s responsibility to promote road safety awareness. I am very pleased to see the mosque working with the Council and parents to improve road safety in the area.”