‘Do-nut get caught out this win­ter’

Chil­dren across the county de­sign lo­gos and write po­ems to re­mind driv­ers about cold weather safety

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Schools were tasked with writ­ing a song or poem about win­ter weather, the im­por­tance of check­ing your ve­hi­cle and the role of TfB dur­ing cold weather.

Scouts and brown­ies were given the op­por­tu­nity to de­sign a win­ter char­ac­ter to help re­mind road users to keep safe through­out the sea­son.

The re­sponse was over­whelm­ing, with chil­dren and down the county get­ting in­volved in think­ing up new ways of spread­ing the im­por­tant win­ter mes­sages.

Year six pupils at Ick­ford School pro­duced a win­ning rap, writ­ing the lyrics and making up ac­tions to let peo­ple know about safe driv­ing dur­ing win­ter.

As­sis­tant head­teacher at Ick­ford Dawn Bas­nett said: “It was a com­plete class ef­fort; the chil­dren really en­joyed work­ing to­gether to write the poem, cre­at­ing the ac­tions and make the props.

“We were de­lighted to win and we are now look­ing for­ward to see­ing the new Buck­ing­hamshire grit­ter on the roads.”

TfB has two new grit­ters this sea­son, and soon res­i­dents will see the first, ‘Dawn Raider’, help­ing to keep the county’s roads safe, named by the win­ning class.

Elmhurst School and Drop­more In­fant School were the run­ners up.

The 1st Hyde Heath Brown­ies pro­duced a win­ning en­try to help en­cour­age road users to keep safe through the win­ter.

The Frozen Donut, de­signed by Daisy, is wrapped up warm and will ap­pear on TfB’s grit­ters with the mes­sage, “DO-NUT get caught out this win­ter!” This will help re­mind road users to carry out their ve­hi­cle checks and pre­pare for driv­ing

dur­ing win­tery con­di­tions.

Bucks County Coun­cil’s cab­i­net mem­ber for trans­porta­tion Mark Shaw said: “It is clear that huge ef­fort went into all th­ese en­tries and I am de­lighted that schools, brown­ies and scouts were ea­ger to get in­volved and help us out with our win­ter plans.

“Spread­ing the mes­sage of be­ing safe on the roads in win­ter is so im­por­tant, and I hope that all the chil­dren that took part will re­mem­ber to share this with their friends and par­ents.”

All things win­ter re­lated can be found on TfB’s web­site at www.buckscc. gov.uk/win­ter.

There are many ways to en­sure you don’t get caught out in the cold dur­ing the sea­son:

Make sure you check your ve­hi­cle is ready for the win­ter, check your tyres, wipers and washer fluid.

Carry a torch, blan­kets, de-icer and an ice scraper.

Check the weather be­fore trav­el­ling.

Only travel when nec­es­sary dur­ing se­vere weather.

Re­mem­ber­ing th­ese im­por­tant points will en­sure that res­i­dents and road users are pre­pared for the cold weather and they don’t get caught out.

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