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Free activities lined-up to get Brierley Hill residents active
5:29pm Friday 27th July 2012 in Brierley Hill
FREE and fun activities are being laid on in Brierley Hill to encourage people to get active this summer.
The events, part of Dudley Council’s active travel project, aim to entice people to use the car less and consider cheaper and more sustainable modes of travel including cycling, walking and public transport.
Activities include the chance to get a free bike health check from Dr Bike at Sainsbury’s in Withymoor on Wednesday August 1 from 12 to 2pm.
The team will also be taking people on a foraging walk from Sainsbury’s at Withymoor on Wednesday August 15 - starting from the car park at 2pm.
And they will be at Brierley Hill Library on Thursday August 2 and Thursday August 9 to give advice on journey planning.
Councillor Judy Foster, Dudley’s cabinet member for transportation, said: “We know more than 60,000 vehicles pass through Brierley Hill every day which is a considerable amount.
“Through this project we will engage with people who live and work in the area to encourage them to think about making small changes to their daily routine that could help reduce the number of cars on our roads, carbon emissions as well as bring about great health benefits.
“I hope people come along to the events planned to have fun but also find out more about how they could get involved.”
The activities are being offered after the council scooped £360,000 from the government’s local sustainable transport fund towards encouraging people in Brierley Hill to use the car less.
The funding is being used to work with businesses, schools and the community and to improve walking and cycling routes in the area.
To find out more about the project call the active travel team on 01384 815406 or 01384 815431.