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   Road Safety Fund    29 July, 2020

"AJ1 Project Road Safety Fund


I wanted to let you know that I have chosen to invest over £190,000 in safety projects across North Yorkshire to make the county’s roads safer for everyone who use them and the communities, like yours, they link.


The money comes from the sale of the AJ1 vehicle registration, the first number plate used in the North of Riding of Yorkshire when marks were introduced in 1903. It was used on the then Chief Constable’s car but was no longer in use. Alongside the Chief Constable, I agreed last year to sell it commercially at auction with the value invested for the good of North Yorkshire.


Part of the money has already been invested in improving the Memorial Garden in the middle of North Yorkshire Police Headquarters at Alverton Court. The remainder will be put into this new ‘AJ1 Project Road Safety Fund’ to fund community road safety projects.


A simple, one-off application process has been set up with a panel established to approve or reject bids and all the details can be found at www.northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk/aj1fund


Members of the panel will include representatives of the 95 Alive Road Safety Partnership, which is made up of North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, North Yorkshire County Council and City of York Council, the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Highways Agency.


Projects will be asked to focus on improving road safety for children and young people, cyclists, motorcyclists and older road users with bids invited from Councils and other community groups. One-off grants of up to £20,000 can be applied for and bids which include matched funding from other sources will be eligible to receive an additional 10 per cent on top of the amount requested.


Please consider what would make a difference to residents and road users in your community and make an application to this fund.


Please share this information with organisations and groups in your community who you think may be interested. The deadline for applications is 31 August 2020.


With best wishes


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Julia Mulligan

North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner"


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