26th February 2020


Abbey Centre has partnered with Road Safe NI, Newtownabbey Road Safety Committee and Policing and Community Safety Partnership, to host STOP, LOOK, LISTEN – a road safety campaign targeting vulnerable road users in our community and driving home the road safe message.

The old Poundland unit has been transformed into a thought-provoking gallery space featuring an exhibition of road safety posters created by P5 Primary school children, from across the borough. The gallery is open to the public from Monday 9th March – Sunday 19th April.

Pat Martin MBE, Chairperson of Road Safe NI, said:

‘P5 Primary school children, from across the borough have been tasked with designing a road safety poster focusing on the dangers of mobile phones in relation to road safety, the importance of hi-visibility for all road users, the importance of wearing a seatbelt and/or the Green Cross Code. We are very excited to give the public an opportunity to view their incredible designs, acknowledge their creative talent and reflect on the road safe message.’

Mark Stewart, Abbey Centre Manager, said:

‘As a family-friendly retail and leisure destination, our aim is to embrace our younger generation, to reach out to our local community and to support projects across our network that address an area of social need and benefit our locality. The STOP, LOOK, LISTEN campaign ticks all boxes. We are proud to have partnered with Road Safe NI and hope to create as much awareness of the campaign as possible. We hope to reduce the number of road traffic casualties through a fun, interactive experience.’


Pictured is Pat Martin MBE, Chairperson of Road Safe NI and Mark Stewart, Abbey Centre Manager.


Road Safe NI Pop-Up Activity Programme:

Please note, in light of the current situation, we have put the brakes on our STOP, LOOK, LISTEN exhibition and activity. We will be back soon with the following activity –

AXA Insurance Young Driver Pop-Up Stand. Enter AXAs competition to win free car insurance for a year, up to the value of £500!

Vision Express ‘Vision Screener’. A quick 5 minute test to see if you need an eye test

O2 VR Driving Experience

Winners Awards Ceremony

DiDi Car Race Track and Face Painting with PSNI and NI Fire and Rescue Service