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PCC/D/035

KEY DECISION
POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER FOR BEDFORDSHIRE
Title and Reference – PCC/D/035
Subject: Roads Fund – Part Two
Report of: Police and Crime Commissioner
Date: 02/02/2022
Summary:
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) announced that on the 18th of October 2021 they were opening the Road Safety Funds for community groups and partners to bid into, to try and reduce the number of people harmed on roads.
This was the second round of bids available for this fund in this financial year.
The OPCC encouraged applications from projects and organisations that are more about an intelligence-driven approach. This will help give the public education around not driving whilst under the influence, not using mobile phones whilst driving, wearing seat belts as well as speeding.
Road safety is an integral part of community safety to the people who live in, work in and visit Bedfordshire. Road casualties devastate families and communities. Collisions also cost the national economy an estimated £16.3 billion a year and add pressure on the NHS and emergency services.
The period for receiving bids closed on the 10th of December 2021.
The OPCC and a specialist within the Tri- Force Cameras, Tickets and Collisions Department have reviewed all bids received, completed an analysis of the areas that had bided into the process, to determine the levels of road traffic accidents, severity, and any causes, to help determine the outcome of the bids.
The OPCC and Force have also looked into where bids have been received that fall within the remit of the Local Highways Authority – S39 Road Traffic Act.
Most bids received were for Speed Indicator Devices (SID) and Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS).

The OPCC has awarded the following organisations:

Pertenhall & Swineshead Parish Council
Bedford Borough
£10,000.00

Stanbridge Parish council
Central Bedfordshire
£5,000.00

Tilsworth Parish council
Central Bedfordshire
£5,000.00

Barton-le-Clay Parish council
Central Bedfordshire
£5,000.00

Wymington Parish council
Bedford Borough
£15,000.00

Maulden Parish council
Central Bedfordshire
£17,000.00

Dunton Parish Council
Central Bedfordshire
£5,000.00

Steppingley Parish Council
Central Bedfordshire
£10,000.00

Tottenhoe Parish Council
Central Bedfordshire
£5,000.00

Staploe Parish Council
Bedford Borough
£5,000.00

Silsoe Parish Council
Central Bedfordshire
£5,000.00

Colmworth Parish Council
Bedford Borough
£5,000.00

Wilstead Parish Council
Bedford Borough
£5,000.00

Great Barford Parish Council
Bedford Borough
£5,000.00

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
BFRS
£34,090.00

Bike safe (Tri-Force Road Traffic Department)
Police
£5,000.00

Road Victim Trust
RVT
£60,000.00

The PCC has awarded £201,090.00 over this round of Road Funding.

The Roads fund process directly links with the Police and Crime Plan:

Priority Three – Tackling the causes of crime and breaking the cycle of re-offending:
3.5 Road Safety
We will take a public health approach to crime on our roads. I will utilise the Cameras Tickets and Collisions fund available to me to treat the causes of road related crimes not just the outcomes.
Recommendation:
To note decision
Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner
I hereby approve the recommendations above.