A campaigner who has worked for 28 years to improve the road safety of a junction in Neston, has finally received her MBE after first being awarded it in 2020.

Pauline Fielding, from Heswall, was part of the New Year Honours list in December 2020, but due to the pandemic has had to wait some time to receive her award. She was presented with her MBE for services to road safety by Prince William at a ceremony at Windsor Castle on Wednesday 12 January.

Mrs Fielding started campaigning in 1994 after her 18-year-old son Andrew, was killed in a collision when swerving to avoid another car on the A540 Chester High Road at the junction with Raby Park Road.

Andrew had been travelling to a football match with friends. The driver of the other car did not stop and was never found.

Mrs Fielding has since managed to have the speed limit of the road reduced from 60mph to 40mph and in 2019, formed the Action54Zero group with other concerned local residents, to campaign for further safety improvements along the A540.She has also supported numerous bereaved families across Merseyside after helping to form RoadPeace North West.

As well as monthly meetings with victims' families, Mrs Fielding organises two remembrance services each year to remember those who have died as a result of road traffic collisions. RoadPeace North West have also worked with the LFC foundation in recent years to promote road safety among young footballers.

Mrs Fielding said: "I dedicate this award to my eldest son, Andrew, who was killed in a crash caused by a person who did not stop at the scene and who was never traced.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank my wonderful family, friends, RoadPeace and the many organisations I have worked with, as well as the community, who have helped and supported me since Andrew died. My sincere thanks to you all."

Nick Simmons, RoadPeace CEO, said: "Everyone at RoadPeace is delighted that Pauline has received her thoroughly well deserved MBE. RoadPeace would not be the organisation it is without her, and her work as a trustee and group coordinator is immensely valued."

Further information and help for road crash victims can be found through RoadPeace on 0845 4500355 or at www.roadpeace.org