Special award for city’s veteran road safety campaigner

Road safety campaigner Albert Smallwoods receives a special award from the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock. INLS 14-753-CON
Road safety campaigner Albert Smallwoods receives a special award from the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock. INLS 14-753-CON

A veteran campaigner has been honoured for more than half a century’s voluntary service to trying to reduce carnage of the North West’s roads.

Albert Smallwoods received a special award from the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock.

The Waterside man, who is now in his 52nd year of membership of the Foyle and District Road Safety Committee, is the only surviving member of the city’s first road safety committee, which was established in the mid-sixties.

Mr Smallwoods is also involved with the Londonderry Home Safety Committee, the Scout movement and St John Ambulance, and he is a diocesan representative on the Church of Ireland’s Bishops’ Appeal Committee for the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe. He was awarded an MBE by the Queen in 1993.