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£2 bn to fund “revolutionary” cycling and walking plan

The government has announced an ambitious plan for encouraging cycling and walking which could be truly transformative if the rhetoric translates into reality. Nick Terdre reports. Photos by Russell Jacobs.

Modest active travel measures proposed for Hastings

With a first-round allocation of £479,000 from the transport ministry’s active travel fund, East Sussex County Council is now awaiting approval from the ministry for the measures it has proposed. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:48 Thursday, Jun 11, 2020 In: Home Ground Tags: active travel Claire Dowling Eastbourne ESCC Grant Shapps Hastings Lewes Nick Terdre Rother Wealden

Active travel groups seize their moment

The coronavirus crisis has opened up a window of opportunity for proponents of active travel – walking and cycling. With government funding on offer to encourage and facilitate active travel, they are sending their ideas to ESCC, the highways authority, and hoping they are taken on board. Nick Terdre reports.

On yer bike, Hastings!

Cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable transport will be boosted by funding made available to local government. HBC says it is working with ESCC to find the best ways to make use of the money – when it arrives. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 13:20 Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020 In: Home Ground Tags: cycling ESCC Grant Shapps HBC transport walking

Tories under fire on rail pledge and Brexit effects on NHS

Labour’s parliamentary candidate Peter Chowney has questioned Grant Shapps’ pledge to prioritise the introduction of a fast train service between Hastings and London if the Tories are re-elected. Meanwhile the Lib Dems has revealed figures showing increasing numbers of EU nationals deserting the NHS since the Brexit vote. Nick Terdre reports.

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