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2017

November 2017

Our Meet the Chiefs breakfast event took place at the Ageas Bowl on 17 November 2017. The event was a great opportunity to explain the good work of the Bobby Scheme and to thank our supporters.

Our long term supporters Hendy Group very kindly handed over the keys to a replacement Bobby Scheme vans.

October 2017

In October, with the support of the WightAID Foundation, we were able to purchase a new van for the Bobby Scheme on the Isle of Wight. Supt Sarah Jackson and the Isle of Wight High Sheriff, Ben Rouse, accepted the keys on behalf of the Trust

June 2017

The Chief Constable, Olivia Pinkney, accepted the keys on behalf of the Trust for a new van grateful donated to the Trust by Snows Group .

May 2017

12 May 2017 - Annual Road Safety Conference, Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton

This years conference was a huge success attended by the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Royston Smith MP, Deputy Chief Fire Office and major sponsors including Exxon Mobil, Motorola, Snows Group, Hendy Group and Winchester Motor Group

2016

June 2016

2016 Annual Conference at The Grand Harbor Hotel, Southampton

Over 150 guests attended our Annual Conference on 17 June enjoying a talk by Tiff Needell and the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes in the balloon raffle including the use of a Ford Mustang or Lotus Elise.

Blue Lamp Trust Annual Conference Video

March 2016

  • Councillor Peter Mason being presented with a commemorative crystal by Lindsay Fox the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire


The Blue Lamp Trust would like to give a big thanks to Councillor Peter Mason for his long and faithful service as a Trustee. You will be much missed and we wish you well in your retirement as a Trustee and hope all goes well with the steam engine.

  • High Sheriff Awards - Great Hall In Winchester - 2nd March


We were the proud recipients of a High Sheriff Award in recognition of our great and valuable services to the community.

February 2016

  • Gambia - 5th to 19th

The Blue Lamp Trust will be conducting on road training to staff from the Medical Research Council’s facility in Gambia over a 2 week period in February.

This exciting project aims to reduce the driving risk for their essential staff who deliver medical personnel, equipment and samples across the country using a fleet of Toyota Land Cruisers.

The standard of driving and geography of the country make driving conditions both risky and challenging……….……all in a day’s work for a Blue Lamp Trust specialist trainer!

January 2016

  • Hendy Ford Motor Group - Van Donation - 27th January

Mark Busby, New Car Sales and Marketing Director at Hendy Ford Motor Group, generously donated a Ford Transit Connect to be used by the Bobby Scheme for a year.

Pictured are Andy Marsh, former Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary; Mark Busby, Hendy Ford Motor Group; Lindsay Fox, Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire and founder of the Bobby Scheme ; and Councillor Peter Mason.

  • New Health & Safety Courses

Utilising our relationship with the Emergency Services , we can now offer a range of Health & Safety courses to complement our driver training programme to effectively become a “One Stop Shop” for all of your training needs.

Our fully certified courses cover a range of topics to include First Aid, Fire Safety, Lone Working, Conflict Management, Hazardous Substances and Risk Assessments at a choice of training levels to suit your requirements.

The proceeds of these competitively priced courses will be used to support the “Bobby Scheme”

For more information please call 0300 777 0157 or info@bluelamptrust.org.uk

eLearning Launch

The first 3 modules of our Police approved eLearning programme will launch on the 20th January to supplement our wide range of driver compliance products. This is a popular cost effective method of training which aims to reduce driving risk by improving candidates driving knowledge by looking at 3 key areas of driving to include Speed Limits, Driver Distraction and Traffics signs & Road Markings.

The modules are engaging with candidates being guided through the training by our “Spokes Droid” Bobby. The modules include a knowledge check and a certificate is issued to evidence successful completion of the training.

For more information please call 0300 777 0157 or info@bluelamptrust.org

Coming Up

January 2018

25 January 2018 - Advanced Road Skills Classroom Course at the Holiday Inn, Eastleigh

April 2018

18 April 2018 - Advanced Road Skills Classroom Course at the Holiday Inn, Eastleigh

May 2018

24 May 2018 - Blue Lamp Trust Annual Road Safety Conference, Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton

June 2018

20 June 2018 - Advanced Road Skills Classroom Course at the Holiday Inn, Eastleigh

September 2018

19 September 2018 - Advanced Road Skills Classroom Course at the Holiday Inn, Eastleigh

November 2018

21 November 2018 - Advanced Road Skills Classroom Course at the Holiday Inn, Eastle

Brake, The Road Safety Charity - Calendar of Events

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