Annual gatherings at the RoadPeace Wood and in Liverpool
Please join us at our 12th Annual Ceremony of Remembrance at the RoadPeace Wood in the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on Saturday 9th August at 2pm. A short service at 2pm in the chapel is followed by a ceremony in the woodland, and then refreshments. All are welcome to attend, but please RSVP. If you are unable to attend but would like us to read out the name of a loved one for your during the service please get in touch
with your dedication.
>> Your invitation to the RoadPeace Wood
Our RoadPeace NorthWest Local Group invites you to a Remembrance of Diana, Princess of Wales and All Road Crash Victims. This ceremony takes place on the Rankin Steps of Liverpool Anglian Cathedral at 1pm on Sunday 31st August 2014.
>> Your invitation to the Liverpool event
We regret that the event planned for 6th August at the RoadPeace Memorial Garden in Beswick, Manchester has been cancelled this year
After road death - did your MP help you?
The APPG for Justice on our Roads committee have agreed that its first priority is to ensure MPs know how to help constituent families after a road death. So RoadPeace is updating its Guide for MPs. Please do let us know if your MP was able to help you (or not) and send us any suggestions you have on what should be done. As always, we are interested in hearing both good and bad practice. Thanks for any help that you can provide with this request.
>> Contact RoadPeace
to share your experiences
Traffic Justice update
For the APPG for Justice on Our Roads, RoadPeace has summarised developments in collision investigation, inquests, criminal prosecution, civil compensation and victims’ rights with the aim of keeping MPs informed. This update includes information on the new disqualified driving offences, as well as Labour’s consultation on a Victims’ Law.
>> READ MORE
Justice for London's cyclists
Transport for London's draft cycle safety action plan consultation, now closed, deserves to be commended for its justice related actions. RoadPeace welcomes the inclusion of Action 22, which states that TfL will work with the police and the courts to improve the criminal justice response to road crashes.
>> Consultation details
>> Read RoadPeace's response
RoadPeace calls for cross border enforcement
A coalition of national and European road safety groups including RoadPeace has called on the UK Government to support the new proposals for Cross Border Enforcement of traffic offences, which experts believe will save between 350 and 400 lives a year on Europe’s roads.
>> READ MORE
Too many children are being killed on our streets
RoadPeace has joined the Sustrans' led Campaign for Safer Streets coalition. In a letter to the Times earlier this month we called on the government to do more to ensure that all children can cycle, scoot or walk to school safely. This comes after statistics released in June revealed that 1640 children were killed or seriously injured while walking and cycling.
>> READ MORE
Work with us!
Do you want to help crash victims? Come and join the team as our administrative assistant. We are seeking a highly organised and compassionate individual with excellent interpersonal skills to provide assistance with our head office administration. This is part-time, fixed term position. Please note that the closing date has been extended to midday on Monday 4th August.
>> Download the job pack
Running for RoadPeace!
Good luck to the team of 17 staff from HMP Inverness who raising money for RoadPeace by taking part in the Nairn Half Marathon on August 16th in memory of their friend and colleague Paul Todd.
>> SUPPORT TEAM TODDY
Would you like to take on a personal challenge, have fun and raise much needed funds for us in the process? RoadPeace has guaranteed places in a number of running events, or you can find an event local to you.
>> Contact Sara in the office to find out more
Dates for your diary
RoadPeace Annual Ceremony of Remembrance at the RoadPeace Wood – Saturday 9th August 2pm (contact Sara for more information)
- Remembrance of Diana Princess of Wales and All Crash Victims - Sunday 31st August 1pm (contact Pauline for more information)
- RoadPeace North West group meeting - Wednesday 3rd September (contact Pauline for more information)
- RoadPeace South West group meeting - Saturday 6th September (contact Steve for more information)
- RoadPeace North East group meeting – contact David for the date of the next meeting
- RoadPeace London support group meeting - Tuesday 9th September 6pm (contact Belina for more information)
RoadPeace is proud to be the only membership based road victims' charity founded on the principle of justice for road crash victims and road danger reduction. We rely on an active and thriving membership to support our work. Now more than ever we need to strengthen our voice and our numbers. Join us!