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nrhn 180413 - David Howe - close up for opinion piece.

nrhn 180413 - David Howe - close up for opinion piece.

The sun has been out recently which can only mean one thing – spending time with family and friends. As we approach the summer holiday season let us remember all those who are in need of a break, refreshment and restoration. With this in mind I will be travelling down to Westminster on July 16 at the invitation of the ‘Campaign for Better Transport’ to an Afternoon Tea Reception at the House of Lords. For over 40 years this group has fought for better public transport for the sake of communities and the environment. I recently sought their advice as I raised the issue of Langley Mill railway station and the lack of access for disabled people and families with young children. 
People in communities should have a say about how their public transport systems are planned and run. Sustainable transport should also be competitively priced so it isn’t cheaper to go by car or train.
In fact if drivers switched just one in 25 of their car journeys to bus or coach, it would mean one billion fewer car journeys per year.
We all know that high ticket prices are the main reason why more people don’t take the train. So if we’re to tackle climate change and cut traffic congestion we need cheaper train fares. 
Do feel free to contact me via the Ripley & Heanor News so (news@rhnews.co.uk, Facebook: www.facebook.com/RipleyandHeanorNews, Twitter: @rhnews/ripleyeditor. You can also write to the address above) I can take your issues with me on July 16 to lobby ministers and MPs to help make public transport work for everyone.
Every Wednesday in August (5th, 13th, 20th, 27th) from 10am to 3pm we are having a Children’s Fun Day at Heanor Baptist Church for those aged four to 11 (Cost £3 per child a day). 
To book a place please phone Irene Newberry on 0115 932 6351. Simply bring along a packed lunch as drinks will be provided.
 I’ve mentioned in previous articles about Heanor Pre-School and it will restart in September with places for children from two up to four-and-a-half years old. Do contact them on 07944 143158 if you’re interested.

The sun has been out recently which can only mean one thing – spending time with family and friends. As we approach the summer holiday season let us remember all those who are in need of a break, refreshment and restoration. With this in mind I will be travelling down to Westminster on July 16 at the invitation of the ‘Campaign for Better Transport’ to an Afternoon Tea Reception at the House of Lords. For over 40 years this group has fought for better public transport for the sake of communities and the environment. I recently sought their advice as I raised the issue of Langley Mill railway station and the lack of access for disabled people and families with young children.

People in communities should have a say about how their public transport systems are planned and run. Sustainable transport should also be competitively priced so it isn’t cheaper to go by car or train.

In fact if drivers switched just one in 25 of their car journeys to bus or coach, it would mean one billion fewer car journeys per year.

We all know that high ticket prices are the main reason why more people don’t take the train. So if we’re to tackle climate change and cut traffic congestion we need cheaper train fares.

Do feel free to contact me via the Ripley & Heanor News so (news@rhnews.co.uk, Facebook: www.facebook.com/RipleyandHeanorNews, Twitter: @rhnews/ripleyeditor. You can also write to the address above) I can take your issues with me on July 16 to lobby ministers and MPs to help make public transport work for everyone.

Every Wednesday in August (5th, 13th, 20th, 27th) from 10am to 3pm we are having a Children’s Fun Day at Heanor Baptist Church for those aged four to 11 (Cost £3 per child a day).

To book a place please phone Irene Newberry on 0115 932 6351. Simply bring along a packed lunch as drinks will be provided.

I’ve mentioned in previous articles about Heanor Pre-School and it will restart in September with places for children from two up to four-and-a-half years old. Do contact them on 07944 143158 if you’re interested.

 

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