Bury St Edmunds Job Centre case study
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February 2017


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- case study


Local Links have engaged with the Job Centre in Bury St Edmunds to provide their staff and Job Centre users with useful free information regarding active travel to interviews and jobs. Late last year, Local Links took part in the Jobs Fair, where we provided personal travel plans for Job Centre users and relevant information tailored to the individuals needs of travelling to work. Recently, Local Links have also been taking part in the jobs clubs as well as working with the Job Centre to overcome the transport barriers that some staff and Job Centre users have.

When asking Alison how important active travel to work is for Job Centre users, she said, "This is crucial. Especially due to the rural locality of some people. It is also great for their mental health. Especially if they are at home all day with little money. Getting out in the fresh air to commute to an interview or a job is a healthy step." Read more


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Havebury Housing - case study

Local Links provided Havebury Housing with travel packs to Tenants who have barriers with travel and finding employment. These free packs included all areas of sustainable transport. Included in this are useful website links, made accessible for anyone to go on-line to find all the information needed to travel actively.

When meeting Lisa from Havebury Housing, she stated, "Active travel is hugely important to our Tenants. Especially if they have barriers getting to and from work or appointments. Having altnerative options to the car is imperative. This also helps Tenants to become involved in their local community." Read more
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Park Run and Junior Park Run in Bury St Edmunds

Trying to get fitter this year, or just enjoy running? Then why not come along to Park Run or Junior Park Run  for FREE  

Adults: Every Saturday 9am, Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds
Juniors: Every Sunday 9am, Ten Acre Field, Moreton Hall, Bury St Edmunds.

Click here to find out more- Park Run
Click here to find out more- Junior Park Run

Bury St Edmunds Estern Relief Road - closures and diversions

Click here to view phase 2 of the diversions and closures

Click here to view phase 3 of the diversions and closures
Watch the Youtube video of the Eastern Relief Road fly over in Bury St Edmunds
Closure of Westley Rail Bridge
Bury St Edmunds

Final details have now been completed and plans are in place to close Westley Rail Bridge from 13 February 2017 for up to 8 weeks to strengthen the bridge. For further details on the diversion routes for the duration of the closure, read more
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