Free Food and Drink!!!

Tomorrow (Saturday 17th August), between 10am – 1pm, we’ll be offering visitors to the Eco-station and Exhibition House free BBQ food, fruit smoothies and Dr Bike bicycle health checks!!

Free BBQ food (including a vegetarian option) will be available on a first come, first served basis and we’ll have the fire brigade on hand too to offer residents advice on safe barbecuing this summer.

AltBikeShakesta12The guys from the Alternative Bike Company will be joining us and bringing with them their brilliant pedal powered smoothie bike. With tasty options like Banana Split and Summer Special you’d be mad to miss out (on a first come, first served basis). Our brilliant Dr Bike will also be back doing summer holiday bike health checks.

So why not brave the typical British weather that is forecast and come and enjoy all the free activities this Saturday!

The Eco-station is on Camp Road, Bordon, Hants, GU35 0LH. For further information about our week day opening hours visit www.whitehillbordon.com/eco-station or call 01730 234329.

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Gearing up for Bike Day

The countdown has officially begun for our FREE bike day at Alice Holt this Sunday!

Woodlea School Dr BikeIn preparation we’ve had our Dr Bike out and about in the last few weeks not only at the Eco-station but also checking over about 36 bikes at Woodlea Primary School.

This Saturday we will be ‘pimping’ bikes at the Phoenix Theatre Family Fun Day. We’ll have spokey dokes, stickers and tape ready to jazz up any bikes that are brought along.

And then on Sunday we’ll be hosting the main event up at Alice Holt Country Park.

The lovely folks at Quench Cycles are offering free bike health checks, free guided bike rides and free bicycle hire, for 2 hours at a time (which will also include adapted bikes for people with disabilities), all to encourage residents to take the time to explore Alice Holt Country Park by bike.

Quench Cycles Bikes

Full details, including information about free transport, can be found in last weeks post (FREE Cycling Day at Alice Holt) but remember that all activities are run on a first come, first served basis so book your spaces to avoid disappointment!

FREE Cycling Day at Alice Holt!!

I’m pleased to announce that on Sunday 30th June we will be hosting a free cycling day, for the whole family, at Alice Holt County Park, in association with Quench Cycles!!

AH PR2 April10 0018With free bike health checks*, free guided bike rides* and free bicycle hire*, for 2 hours at a time (which will also include adapted bikes for people with disabilities), we hope that people will take the time to come and explore Alice Holt Country Park by bike.

The day will start at 10am with the first of the guided bike rides and end around 5pm, following the final guided bike ride.

Not only that, if you live in Whitehill & Bordon, we are also putting on some free transport for you and your bike but you will need to book, by Friday 28th June, to make sure that we’ve got space for you.

*All activities are run on a first come, first served basis so book your spaces to avoid disappointment.

To book on to the guided bike ride or for the free transport please contact me (Kim Hardwick) on 07833 970210 or kim.hardwick@easthants.gov.uk

To book the bicycle hire call Quench Cycles at Alice Holt Country Park on 01420 520355 and quote Whitehill & Bordon Eco-town event.

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.