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December 2016

 

Bury Local Links - free advice and activities on local active travel options, targeted specifically for your organisation and what you can do to get involved

Bury St Edmunds Job Centre, Jobs Fair

The Jobs Fair at Bury St Edmunds Job Centre was a great success. With our active travel information proving popular with over 130 job seekers and the staff, we managed to help lots of people find ways to travel with active options.

When speaking with people, the impression was, that as not everybody had cars, they thought it would be more difficult to travel around the town. However, with the help of walking routes, cycling routes and Suffolk on Board journey planner, this gave lots of people the information they didn't know was freely available. Read more

 
   
 
 
 

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NHS Careers Event - West Suffolk College

 
Engaging with over 100 people promoting active travel at the West Suffolk College NHS event was extremely helpful to both staff and students alike. One student in particular, explained how she cycled from the town centre to West Suffolk Hospital. She explained that not only are the routes flat, which makes cycling easier, but it is much quicker than sitting in traffic. Read more

Benefits of a Travel Plan

 
A travel plan is a document setting out the business' transport needs, and the actions required to address them. It provides a transport strategy for the business and sets out the support your organisation will require in addressing travel to work and business' travel issues.

Here are just some of the benefits of a Travel Plan. Whether it is for your workplace or for personal use, travelling to work sustainably can...
  • Save your employees time and money spent travelling to work
  • Reduce business transport overheads
  • Alleviate parking issues on your site
  • Improve your environmental credentials
  • Improve employee health through the promotion of walking and cycling initiatives
  • Encourage social interaction
  • Improve recruitment and retention of staff
Contact us if you would like us to assist you in compiling a workplace travel plan. We can also help with personalised travel planning for staff. Both services are freely available to Bury St Edmunds businesses.

Walking home for Christmas

 
Join Cotswold Outdoor staff raising money for Walking with the Wounded who support homeless and other vulnerable veterans this Christmas on Sunday 4 December 08:45- 16:00.

This 24km walk follows the St Edmunds Way from Lavenham to Bury St Emunds. Finishing at the Cotswold Outdoors store read more

Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre with Micks Cycles


Working with Micks Cycles last week as part of the Bury St Edmunds Christmas market proved popular with Bury residents travelling into the centre. Lots of market goers were not aware how close they actually lived in walking and cycling distance to the town centre. Providing green alternatives, such as walking and cycling alongside Micks Cycles, gave residents the information they needed on journey planning information.

Micks Cycles are offering FREE safety checks up until Christmas, and also up to 30% off End of Season Bikes until Christmas.
Look out on their Twitter and Facebook pages for your chance to win £142.99 worth of cycle clothing.

Visit the 10 Autumn adventures click here

 
There are plenty of wild outdoor places to visit this Autumn with Suffolk's Fab 40 Adventures. Giving you 10 different activities to do each season throughout the year.

Download the Fab 40 guide here . You can print and cross off once you have completed the activities.
 
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