UPDATE 28th March – Wiltshire Council has agreed to fund the path for 5 years so the petition has worked for now. see http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/news/articles/chippenham-calne-cycle-path Using the following link to access the petition site https://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/174/602/091/keep-the-calne-chippenham-cycle-path-open/?taf_id=61746431&cid=fb_na The North Wilts Rivers Route is a 16km shared use cycle and pedestrian path established in 2000 by North Wilts DC. 7km is owned by eight different private landowners and leased to Wiltshire Council.The leases are all due for renewal on 1st April 2019 and the non-renewal of the leases and Continue reading →
Wiltshire Council, a Unitary Authority, declared a Climate Emergency yesterday after more than an hour of debate The Executive had initially turned down the proposition of going carbon neutral by 2030, but the motion was eventually passed by 36 to 32 with lots of abstentions. The campaign was led by the Lib Dems who have 20 seats on the Council, compared to the Conservatives 68. This outcome shows clearly the importance of having a number of members of the public give passionate, supportive speeches at Continue reading →
Some key messages when developing a healthy local transport strategy include: physical inactivity directly contributes to 1 in 6 deaths in the UK and costs £7.4 billion a year to business and wider society the growth in road transport has been a major factor in reducing levels of physical activity and increasing obesity building walking or cycling into daily routines are the most effective ways to increase physical activity short car trips (under 5 miles) are a prime area for switching Continue reading →
We have just registered the 20mph campaign with the national 20sPlenty organisation. Similar groups in Wiltshire would be: Atworth, Bradford-on-Avon, Dilton Marsh, Lockeridge, Malmesbury, Marlborough, Purton, Salisbury, Shrewton, Winsley and Turleigh. There are a number of areas that are already 20mph including Biddestone, Melksham and parts of Chippenham. Our local MP Michelle Donelan is also interested in 20mph speed limits and you can complete her survey here We need to improve Corsham’s public realm and encourage active travel. This will lead to health and well-being benefits, Continue reading →
A Documentary Film at the Pound Arts Centre Tuesday 23rd October at 7.30pm tickets £7.50 Both beautiful and chilling, A Plastic Ocean is an epic global adventure following a documentary filmmaker and a world record free-diver over a four-year period as they travel the earth discovering the shocking impact plastic is having on our oceans and the marine animals that live there. “The most important film of our time.” – Sir David Attenborough
Transcoco is pleased to confirm the forthcoming Give and Take Day at Springfield Campus on Saturday 13th October, 11:00-12:30. Remember, it’s all free, and a great opportunity to pass on things others may have a use for.
We have been living in Towns for about 7000 years and the streets are where we met each other, shop, ran businesses, socialized and where children played. Just over 100 years ago the motor car came along and began to change the nature of the street, people were pushed to the side pavements and motorized transport became dominant. In fact laws were passed to ensure the dominance of the car is our streets was maintained. The result of this change is that streets are now Continue reading →
This post was taken from the West Midland Police Traffic division that eloquently explains why we need 20mph speed limits. ….well it’s like this, traffic levels are rising at about 1.4% a year. Factor in population growth, of which those in the age bracket most likely to drive is swelled by migration and you see that within 8 years we will have over 10% more vehicles on our roads. Anyone think we’ll have 10 % more road capacity? Imagine the cost for a start, it’s Continue reading →
Tuesday 6th March 7.30pm: Corsham’s Fairtraders, The Pound, Corsham. This free event, part of Fairtrade Fortnight, involves short films, stalls and discussions to highlight Fairtrade products sold locally, and features an update on the work of Patrick Kaberia, the Kenyan tea farmer who visited Corsham last year. We hope to see you there.