Lancashire road safety partnership “in jeopardy”

There’s a warning the future of the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership responsible for installing average speed cameras on dangerous routes in the county is “in jeopardy” because it’s members can’t agree how it should be financed.

The partnership, set up in 2001 as the coordinating body for road safety activities has partners Lancashire Constabulary, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, Lancashire County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, and Blackpool Council.

But the Lancashire Telegraph says a review into funding has now been launched, and quotes Blackburn with Darwen Council’s representative and borough health boss Cllr Damian Talbot as saying: “We had previously confirmed our continued support for the partnership and it is worrying that that the co-ordinating role, as well as its role in raising the profile of road safety in our county, now appears uncertain.”

The report also quotes Lancashire’s deputy police and crime commissioner Andy Pratt as saying: “Whilst the role of the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership going forward is set to be decided by its members, every one of them has reiterated their commitment to keeping everyone who uses Lancashire roads safe.”

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