Wilbury Junior Faculty open new cycle areas after Transition City Letchworth partnership | Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth, Biggleswade Information

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PUBLISHED: 13:45 22 January 2020 | UPDATED: 13:45 22 January 2020

Wilbury staff and pupils were joined by NHDC leader Martin-Stears Handscomb and Glyn Holt and Martin Willcox of Transition Town Letchworth at Monday's grand opening. Picture: Julia Sonander

Wilbury workers and pupils had been joined by NHDC chief Martin-Stears Handscomb and Glyn Holt and Martin Willcox of Transition City Letchworth at Monday’s grand opening. Image: Julia Sonander

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A Letchworth college has opened a brand new facility for cycle and scooter parking in a bid to encourage a extra sustainable approach of travelling to highschool.

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Wilbury Junior Faculty is the tenth Letchworth college to learn from the venture – delivered by Transition City Letchworth and North Hertfordshire District Council – which has offered cycle and scooter parking areas at a lot of neighborhood areas, together with the information hut, two church halls and North Herts Leisure Centre.

Letchworth now boasts 17 new cycle shelters, three refurbished cycle shelters, and parking stands for 406 bicycles and 205 scooters.

Transition City Letchworth trustee, Julia Sonander, stated: “It has been thrilling to be concerned on this venture which is able to encourage biking and scootering within the city.

“After we began scoping the venture, most of the faculties had inadequate capability for bikes and scooters. Now these faculties may have amenities to encourage extra youngsters to come back to highschool on their bikes and scooters, somewhat than in automobiles, which will probably be good for the planet and for kids’s well being.”

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Transition City Letchworth hope that the venture would be the begin of a working relationship with the district and county council to assist ship important will increase in using sustainable transport.

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Biking teams within the city have additionally joined forces with TTL to develop a proposal for a brand new cycle community in Letchworth.

Cllr Steve Jarvis, NHDC’s govt member for the setting stated: “The bike rack set up venture has been profitable in encouraging cyclists of all ages to make use of their bicycles extra usually. Biking has many advantages to folks’s health and by selecting to make use of a motorbike as a substitute of a automotive for native journeys, residents are serving to to struggle the local weather emergency.”

Wilbury Junior Faculty headteacher Ms Atkins stated: “The brand new initiative has given the youngsters the chance to be taught life expertise akin to learn how to take care of their possessions.

“We want to proceed this necessary work, and are aiming to get biking proficiency supplied to all the youngsters within the college sooner or later.

“We wish to thank TTL for this beneficiant contribution to our faculty.”

To seek out out extra about different Transition City Letchworth initiatives, be part of them at their group assembly and AGM on Tuesday, February 11.

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