Downing Street date for Rotherham local heroes

By Amy Parkes | 06/04/2010 0 comments

Downing Street date for Rotherham local heroes

ROTHERHAM road safety campaigners met the Prime Minister at a reception  to honour local heroes.

Cynthia Shaw and Ian Lomas, both of Harley, were invited by Wentworth MP John Healey who has worked with the couple on their campaign for road safety measures.

Mrs Shaw, (70), has led the campaign for improved safety on Sheffield Road at Harley and is chairman of the A6135 Accident Reduction Group.

Mr Lomas, (71), has been chairman and secretary of the Harley Village Partnership for ten years and is a Wentworth parish councillor. He is also involved with the A6135 Accident Reduction Group.

Mrs Shaw said of her visit: "I felt privileged and very special. I was made to feel so welcome by Mr Healey and equally so by the Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

"It's an experience I will never forget and I am deeply grateful for having had the opportunity to see the human face of our working government."

Mr Lomas described the day as “brilliant” and a "wonderful opportunity."

Mr Healey added: "I was really pleased to be able to bring Cynthia and Ian to London in recognition of their commitment and hard work for the community.

Everyone in our area can be proud of them both."


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