Hampshire road safety groups to merge

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COST-cutting plans to merge road safety groups have been agreed.

Hampshire County Council will reduce the number of its road safety councils from 11 to three, with Havant, Fareham and Gosport merging with Eastleigh to form a council for southern Hampshire.

The group, made up of residents, police, and councillors, discusses road safety priorities for each town.

Councillor Mel Kendal, who heads highways in Hampshire, said: ‘All district councils will be represented on one of the three bodies and will have input to the overall strategy.’