Harleston’s New Year resolution for road safety

Members of Harleston's community get ready for their New Year's resolution campaign 'Think For Each

Members of Harleston's community get ready for their New Year's resolution campaign 'Think For Each Other'. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

The New Year came a day early for the people of Harleston as they got together to make a community resolution.

Organised by Harleston's Future, founded to benefit the social, environmental and economic well-being of the town, the Think For Each Other Community New Year's Resolution was made to address a wide range of issues raised by people, starting with road safety.

They launched their message to coincide with the New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney which happened at 1pm yesterday, our time.

Australians Cameron Buxton-Wade and Molly Gladman, who work in the town, were in attendance at the event which launched the town's campaign to look into road issues including a safe way to accommodate the volume of traffic and speed of cars as they make their way through narrow roads and corners.

The message to 'Think' highlights the importance for both pedestrians to think of drivers and drivers to think of pedestrians.

Norman Hart, chairman of Harleston's Future, said: 'It was great to have two Australians here to be able to complete the picture at our launch on such a beautiful winter's day.

'If we were all to think more for each other, look more to protect each other and, indeed, our own selves, many day-to-day difficulties could be resolved and situations improved. It is a universally important message and this is why we choose to launch our resolution to coincide with midnight and the fireworks in Sydney, an annual spectacle of global prominence.'

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Organisers are determined that Harleston's community resolution will not be broken.