Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Support for Backwell Sustainable Travel Action Group

Since we started the campaign we've been really encouraged by the support we've received both in Backwell and elsewhere. Rather than keep this to ourselves we thought we'd share it.

As well as the messages below, we've also had supportive feedback from (among others):
  • Backwell Residents Association
  • Chris Perry, Chair, Parish Council Steering Committee for the Backwell Neighbourhood Plan
  • Nailsea Town Council; and
  • Sustainable Backwell
We'll update this page with any further messages of support we get. In the meantime, keep spreading the word!

Messages of support include:

Rupert Crosbee, Sustrans Area Manager (Gloucestershire, Somerset and North Somerset):

"The aims of Backwell STAG, creating an environment which will enable and encourage more local journeys to be made on foot and cycle, are entirely in line with Sustrans work. ...Sustrans fully supports Backwell STAG and endorses its submissions to the developing Neighbourhood Plan."

Alex Bell, Head Teacher, Backwell C of E Junior School and West Leigh Infants School:

"I think this is a great idea and the way forward for local travel. Creating a safer route for all to use between the two schools has long been needed and I fully support the draft response document."

Julian Baldwin, Head Teacher, Backwell School:

"As Headteacher, I fully support proposals for safe cycling and walking routes within the village ....We would be happy to work with any organisation that can improve the safety (of) transport for our students and staff to and from school."

North Somerset Council:

"Great news - good luck with your efforts."

George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol:

"Merry Christmas to you too...and good luck!"

John Grimshaw (founder and ex-CEO, Sustrans):

"Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help develop these routes and to make cycling "normal" in Backwell."

Cycling Embassy of Great Britain:

"Sounds like a good initiative. You have our support!"

The George at Backwell:

"Sounds like a great project. We have bike racks!"

The Triathlon Shop, Bristol:

"...happy to help and get involved where we can."

Roll for the Soul: Bristol's community bike cafe:

"Good luck to you!"

Mud Dock Cycleworks & Cafe:

"Good luck with the campaign"

Facebook 'likes' include:

Atmosphere Electric Bikes

Backwell Leisure Centre

Bristol Cycling Campaign

Bristol Trails Group

Clevedon and Weston Cycle Route Support Group


Findability ProPage

Leonard Cheshire Disability

Lifecycle Two's Company

Living Streets

Motivation International

Nailsea Disability Initiative

Nailsea People

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