East Sussex Active Access for Growth

1. East Sussex Active Access for Growth Programme

ESCC has successfully obtained a £1.2 m funding from the DfT to deliver a programme of active travel across East Sussex . The Active Access for Growth Programme will run from 2017 to 2020, focusing on the growth areas of Newhaven, Eastbourne & South Wealden and Bexhill/Hastings. See link: Active Access for Growth

Three officers and five delivery partners are available to help East Sussex residents in our focus areas to explore how walking, cycling or public transport can help you go places. There will be a particular focus on targeting those that are currently inactive, that are struggling to access work opportunities, with the aim to broaden employment and training horizons and support greater access to educational opportunities.

Activities offered will include :

Cycling

  • Active Steps a 10-week cycling programme
  • Cycle/Electric Cycle Loan Schemes
  • School cycle activities and challenges

Walking

  • ‘Walk Doctors’ – Journey planning
  • Active Travel Maps
  • Walking challenges and pledges

Independent travel training and public transport

  • Independent Travel Training and transition activities for secondary schools

Exploring the South Downs

  • Led walks and rides in the South Downs National Park
  • Walking & Cycling Leader Training

Community Grant Scheme

  • Further details to be announced in early January

Contact Details

The core engagement team of the programme is made up of two Sustrans and one Living Streets officer.

The wider engagement team includes: East Sussex Pedal Power, South Downs National Park Authority, Sussex Community Rail Partnership, University of Brighton and East Sussex Wheels to Work.

For more information, please contact the AAfG Programme Manager Marina Littek at either AAfG@eastsussex.gov.uk or marina.littek@sustrans.org.uk

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