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Refugees helped with road safety

Created on 04/12/2017 @ 10:48
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A group of refugees resettled in Newtown from war-torn Syria have received cycle training thanks to the police and Powys County Council.
The two organisations provided cycle training to 18 Syrian refugees living in Newtown.
The group, whose ages ranged from seven-years to 56, took part in the training that was held at NPTC’s Newtown college campus.

The training was organised after members of the group wanted help with the rules of the road when out cycling.
Cllr Liam Fitzpatrick, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “Trying to cycle and navigate on our roads when you have no experience at all must have been daunting for the Syrian refugees now living in Newtown.
“The training has provided them with key skills to become safer cyclists when on the road as well as learning valuable road safety advice.
“I’m delighted that our road safety officers and officers from Dyfed Powys Police are working together to keep all members of our communities safe when they are using our roads.”
The group of Syrian refugees that took part in the cycling training are part of the six families that were resettled in Newtown as part of Syrian vulnerable person resettlement programme earlier this year.

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