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Road safety appeal over reversing cars in Harleston 0

Road safety appeal over reversing cars in Harleston

17:51 11 March 2016 By Anthony Carroll 1 Norman Hart, chairman of Harleston s Future, being run over by Carol Wiles to promote the road safety resolution Archant A road safety campaign in Harleston has issued its latest warning to residents and motorists by reminding them about the dangers of reversing cars. Harleston s Future and the town s police force have teamed up to help drive forward a community resolution to make streets safer for everyone. In January Harleston s Future launched a new year resolution looking at community issues, starting with road safety.

And now the latest part of the Think For Each Other Community New Year s Resolution had been unveiled as Harleston s Future has teamed-up with the police to take the spirit of the resolution through the rest of year. The new year launch was followed in February by the first general message, Pedestrians Think for Drivers Drivers think for Pedestrians . And now the resolution is highlighting the dangers of people trying to beat reversing cars by nipping across behind them, especially in car parks.

To show the dangers of walking behind reversing cars a mock accident was created with Norman Hart, chairman of Harleston s Future, being run over by Carol Wiles. Mr Hart said the mock accident was designed to emphasise just how hard it is for drivers going backwards, especially in car parks, if pedestrians and other drivers nip behind them at the last minute. He said: In tight spaces, it s very important to be patient and give drivers room to complete their manoeuvre.

PC Jim Squires, beat manager for Harleston police, has given his seal of approval to the campaign. He said: When a vehicle is reversing people should wait as the driver has a lot to look out for. Thinking about the other person s position goes a long way to make our streets safer and a more friendly and pleasant experience.

Harleston s Future is a community group concerned with the social, economic and environmental well-being of the town and its community.

It launched its original resolution message to coincide with the New Year s Eve celebrations in Sydney.

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Investec Women's Hockey League and Vase results, March 6 2016 … 0

Investec Women's Hockey League and Vase results, March 6 2016 …

Investec Women s Vase Bloxwich 0 3 Formby Sophie Crooke F 30 Steph Butterworth F F 37 42 Chichester Priory Park 0 10 Amersham and Chalfont Alice Keddy F F PC 20 32 59 Melissa Humphries PC F 35 64 Clare Winter F 49 Freya Coutaux F F F 41 51 52 Kate Wooldridge F 65 Sonning 5 0 Oxted Bryony Pusey PC 6 Mai-Po Wan PC 20 Anneliese Churchill F 30 Kristin Cooper F 52 Gemma Waddington PC 60 West Bridgford 3 2 Ramsey Rebecca Mead F 30 Joanne Kehoe PC PC 48 59 Alex Callow PC 2 Victoria Garner F 38 Women s Premier Division Surbiton (2) 4 1 (1) Bowdon Hightown Georgina Twigg 7 PC Olivia Chilton 29 F Giselle Ansley 42 PC Jenna Woolven 47 F Jane Donnelly 28 PC P W D L F A GD Pts 1 Surbiton 16 12 4 0 50 11 39 40 2 Canterbury 16 11 4 1 41 14 27 37 3 University of Birmingham 16 11 3 2 35 15 20 36 4 Holcombe 16 7 3 6 22 28 -6 24 5 East Grinstead 16 6 4 6 32 26 6 22 6 Leicester 16 6 1 9 18 32 -14 19 7 Clifton 16 5 3 8 26 37 -11 18 8 Reading 16 4 2 10 21 38 -17 14 9 Bowdon Hightown 16 3 1 12 15 39 -24 10 10 Buckingham 16 1 3 12 15 35 -20 6 FIXTURES Saturday, March 12 Investec Women s Hockey League Investec Premier Division Holcombe v University of Birmingham 12:00 Clifton v Leicester 13:00 Reading v Surbiton 13:30 Bowdon Hightown v Buckingham 13:45 Canterbury v East Grinstead 16:00 Investec Conference East Cambridge City v Chelmsford 12:30 St Albans v Sevenoaks 13:00 Slough v Maidenhead 13:00 Wimbledon v Harleston Magpies 14:00 Ipswich v Hampstead and Westminster 18:00 Investec Conference North Loughborough Students v Belper 12:30 Beeston v University of Durham 12:00 Liverpool Sefton v Springfields 12:30 Ben Rhydding v Brooklands Poynton 13:30 Wakefield v Whitley Bay and Tynemouth 13:30 Investec Conference West Swansea City v Sutton Coldfield 12:00 Gloucester City v Bristol Firebrands 12:00 Olton and West Warwicks v Trojans 12:00 Isca v University of Bristol 12:30 Stourport v Oxford Hawks 18:00 Report courtesy of England Hockey via Snowdon Sports

Sandy Springs' purchase of Hammond Drive lots raises concerns … 0

Sandy Springs' purchase of Hammond Drive lots raises concerns …

The Sandy Springs City Council on March 1 approved spending almost $840,000 to buy two more Hammond Drive properties as placeholders for a long-planned street widening. A Google Earth image of the house at 521 Hammond Drive from the city of Sandy Springs documents about the purchase. The burst of land purchases for a road project that is years away, if it happens at all, is making local residents extremely concerned, said Councilman Graham McDonald.

He and Councilman Tibby DeJulio were slated to meet with residents March 2. Councilman Andy Bauman suggested maintaining a house involved in the latest deal as affordable rental housing for Sandy Springs police officers or firefighters. McDonald said the city promised to tear down any such homes, but Trisha Thompson, president of the Sandy Springs Council of Neighborhoods, spoke in support of Bauman s idea.

In February, the city authorized spending $375,000 to buy a residential lot at 590 Hammond. City Manager John McDonough called it a protective buy to secure right of way as infill housing makes property costs skyrocket. McDonough said at the time that the city might make more such purchases.

Now the city will acquire residential properties at 372 Hammond and 521 Hammond following a unanimous March 1 council vote. The roughly half-acre lot at 372 Hammond, at the intersection with Harleston Road, is the midst of a tear-down redevelopment for what city officials say is a $979,000 house. The city negotiated to buy the property for a half-million dollars.

The site will be cleaned up and maintained as a grassy lot, council members said. The 521 Hammond house is on the market, listed at $350,000, city official said, adding that it can be acquired for $338,000. Bauman suggested renting that house in the meantime to police officers or firefighters.

The council previously discussed the general issue of such public safety officials being unable to afford living in the city they served. The council s vote was only about purchasing the properties, not their future uses. We don t want to make this a dormitory, Bauman said, but added, Is there a way we can find a police family?

We got a house in good shape I m not ready to authorize tearing it down. McDonald replied that the city previously made assurances to the surrounding neighborhood that we would be tearing any purchased houses down. But Thompson said she believes the community is concerned about lower-quality rental houses.

I do think Mr.

Bauman should have had more support for his public safety housing idea, she said.

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