Committee marks 40 years of promoting road safety

Mayor Thomas Hogg and Pat Martin, Chair of Newtownabbey Road Saftey Committee, cutting the cake at the group's 40th anniversary luncheon. INNT 13-501-SO
Mayor Thomas Hogg and Pat Martin, Chair of Newtownabbey Road Saftey Committee, cutting the cake at the group's 40th anniversary luncheon. INNT 13-501-SO

Mayor Thomas Hogg hosted a special luncheon last week to celebrate Newtownabbey Road Safety Committee’s 40th anniversary.

The event, held at Mossley Mill on Friday, April 1, recognised the contribution made by the members of the committee, both past and present, towards promoting road safety in the area over the past four decades.

Chairperson Pat Martin (second from left) and former chairperson Joan Hutton (centre) were both presented with gifts to thank them for their work with Newtownabbey Road Safety Committee over the years. They are pictured with Mayor Thomas Hogg and NRSC members Pamela Brown and Emma Caul. INNT 14-599CON

Chairperson Pat Martin (second from left) and former chairperson Joan Hutton (centre) were both presented with gifts to thank them for their work with Newtownabbey Road Safety Committee over the years. They are pictured with Mayor Thomas Hogg and NRSC members Pamela Brown and Emma Caul. INNT 14-599CON

The Mayor praised the members’ voluntary efforts to make the community safer and thanked chairperson Pat Martin for her ongoing commitment to the committee.

“I was delighted to join members of the Newtownabbey Road Safety Committee to celebrate their 40th anniversary,” Cllr Hogg commented. “Members of the committee have devoted much voluntary time and effort to promote the importance of road safety. Through the various events and initiatives which the committee organises during the year, I have no doubt that they have raised the profile of road safety and made our borough a safer place for all of us to live in.

“I wish all in Newtownabbey Road Safety Committee continued success for the future.”

More than 25 guests attended the luncheon, including members of the Road Safety Council of Northern Ireland.

Members of the Newtownabbey Road Saftey Committee at the anniversary luncheon held at Mossley Mill. INNT 13-502-SO

Members of the Newtownabbey Road Saftey Committee at the anniversary luncheon held at Mossley Mill. INNT 13-502-SO

During the event, gifts were presented to Pat Martin (NRSC chairperson) and Joan Hutton (former chairperson) to thank them for their work with Newtownabbey Road Safety Committee over the years.