First Steps

Welcome to the newest edition to the Eco-town project…a transport blog. Maybe not everyone’s idea of a thrilling blog topic but one that is close to my heart and important to the residents in the town.

Over future posts I hope to not only keep people up to date with the work I’m doing (as the Town’s Transport Manager) but also to highlight transport options in and around Whitehill & Bordon.

So before we start moving forward, here are just 5 things which have already happened in the world of Whitehill & Bordon Eco Town in the last few months, that you might not know about.

Opening the Eco-station – In October we were lucky enough to have actor Hugh Bonneville officially open the Eco-station. The site includes both an exhibition space about the Eco-town and a demonstration house showing just some of the latest environmental technologies available. If you weren’t able to attend on the day have a look at this short video highlighting just some of what went on: Eco-station opening video

Gained a Liftshare Website – Whitehill & Bordon now has its very own liftshare site, linking with Hampshire County Council to offer residents a liftshare option.  http://www.whitehillbordon.liftshare.com 

Updating the Transport pages of the website – The original transport pages of the Whitehill & Bordon website were ok but not great. Now they have more information and are more engaging…and they should continue to improve in the coming months.

Working with local groups – Both schools and community groups have received transport help and advice. Dr Bike maintenance days and information packs have been just two of the ways that we’ve done this to date and there is more to come.

Being based in Whitehill & Bordon – And last, but not least, I’m very pleased to say that with the opening of the Eco-station we now have a base in Whitehill & Bordon. For me that means spending at least half my working week (unless I have a meeting) at the Eco-station, including both Mondays and Wednesdays, when the Eco-station exhibitions are open to the public, so please feel free to come and visit us.

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