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ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN

Road safety campaigner Graham Chappell will be at Cromwell Community College in Chatteris today (December 4) for the final event in a tour of Fenland schools promoting the “2young2die” campaign.

The campaign highlights the dangers facing young drivers. It is being actively supported by the Fenland Youth District Council (YDC), .which has helped to fund a hard-hitting booklet. Mr Chappell has already spoken to about 750 students at Thomas Clarkson, Neale-Wade and Sir Harry Smith.

CANVASSERS’ VISITS

Residents who have not yet returned their Voter Registration forms to Fenland District Council can expect a visit from an authorised canvasser over the next few weeks. They will be asked to complete the form on the spot.

Canvassers will be making visits between now and December 17 and again from January 9-26. They will all carry official ID.

If the householder is out, a calling card will be left and a canvasser will return later. Canvassers may call at properties where forms have been sent back already if essential information such as a signature or nationality is missing. In some cases where forms may have already been returned but not yet received by the council, people will be asked to complete the form again.

Anyone who fails to complete and return the form could lose the right to vote in future elections.

REVIEW’S VERDICT

Fenland District Council has “done well in recent years to manage the significant reduction in Government core funding without major cuts of frontline services”, according to an in-depth review of its performance by an independent Local Government Association team.

The 17-page “peer review” highlights examples of the council’s most significant achievements and suggests areas where there is scope for improvement.

It can be seen at:

www.fenland.gov.uk/news/peerchallenge

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