Thursday 20th September 2018

Merseytravel Employers' Newsletter

Hello and welcome to our latest newsletter, given the time of year it’s not surprising there’s lots in this edition to encourage more walking and cycling. Don’t forget, Network membership entitles you to bespoke assistance whenever it’s required, simply contact; steve.atkinson@merseytravel.gov.uk with any requests.

Electric Vehicle Chargepoint Grants

Several organisations have taken advantage since we launched the scheme however the last opportunity to bid for support is now open until the 29th June. Head to www.merseytravel.gov.uk.

Hello and welcome to our latest newsletter, given the time of year it’s not surprising there’s lots in this edition to encourage more walking and cycling. Don’t forget, Network membership entitles you to bespoke assistance whenever it’s required, simply contact; steve.atkinson@merseytravel.gov.uk with any requests.

Electric Vehicle Chargepoint Grants

Several organisations have taken advantage since we launched the scheme however the last opportunity to bid for support is now open until the 29th June. Head to www.merseytravel.gov.uk for full application details.

Rail Changes

Major improvement works to Lime Street station over the summer, and the imminent opening of a new facility at Maghull North have triggered a raft of new and amended timetables for Northern Line services and also Chester & Ellesmere Port services on the Wirral Line.

By clicking on the image above you’ll be taken to latest information on how routes into Lime Street mainline station are affected between now and the end of July.

Walking & Cycling Summer Challenge

Our partners at WSP are inviting businesses across the Liverpool City Region to participate in the Cycling and Walking to Work 4 Week Challenge (running until August 24th 2018). This is a fun way of encouraging your staff to choose cycling or walking as part of their journey to and from work, which can be a great way to fit regular exercise into their daily routine.
Anyone who does so once a week for 4 weeks is eligible to enter a prize draw to win a bike, a tablet or other goodies! Those who want to enter should either head to www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LCRchallenge or complete the file attached & return to WSP via email.

Knowsley Bike Rides

For those daunted by the thought of riding a bike to work our advice has always been to build up confidence and stamina by undertaking some leisure cycling first.
Our friends at Cycling Projects have updated their series of rides for the summer period, with a range of activities across the whole week, at various times of the day and for a mix of audiences, including families.

Check out the 2 flyers attached to this newsletter for further details on Knowsley events or look on their website for opportunities closer to home by entering your postcode.

In other news…

Looking to start up a walking group in your workplace? Liverpool City Council are running free Walk Leader training this Friday 15th June (10.00am to 4.00pm at Everton Park Lifestyles). For further information please contact Gavin.McLaughlin@liverpool.gov.uk, or if you’re based outside of Liverpool and want to access the training please contact d.woodworth@merseysidesport.com
Meanwhile Active Sefton’s next Workforce 5k event takes place on Thursday 21st June from 6pm at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, open to all organisations across the Liverpool City Region. Click here for further information.
Merseyside Sport keep an updated calendar of Workplace Challenge event listings if you’re looking for other activities to inspire colleagues.

Arrive Happy!

We’re now up to almost 600 Facebook followers receiving regular updates, tips and information about cycling and walking to work. The campaign is also on Twitter twitter.com/arrivehappy2018. If not doing so already why not ask your Communication colleagues to follow both on your own corporate social media accounts, or encourage colleagues to do the same with their personal profiles?

Bike and Go

Since launching almost five years ago, Bike & Go has continued to add to the number of stations where the bike hire scheme is available and now has 21 locations on the Merseyrail network. In addition to the new stations, those hiring bikes can now return them to any Bike & Go station of their choice, hire two bikes on one membership card and keep the bikes for up to 72 hours at a time. All bikes have:

  • Seven gears
  • Front and rear racks for bags
  • Automatic front and rear lights
  • Integral locks so no docking station is required

For more information about Bike & Go please visit www.bikeandgo.co.uk

Clean Air Day

21st June marks Clean Air Day, with each of the 5 Merseyside local authority areas marking the occasion with a variety of initiatives. Public events are scheduled for Birkenhead (details here) & St Helens town centres, as well as Williamson Square in Liverpool. The campaign organisers, Global Action Plan, have prepared a number of resources including an Employers’ Toolkit that’s free to download plus some great tips & advice for individuals to be had here. The homepage www.cleanairday.org.uk/ has lots of additional information too.

Summer Evening Mersey Ferry Cruises

Fancy gazing at our world-famous waterfront whilst enjoying some sea air, live music and dancing? Kick start a summer evening out in Liverpool with a 2 hour cruise on our licensed Mersey Ferry.

www.merseyferries.co.uk

GDPR

In recent times you will have no doubt received a flurry of correspondence, personal & professional, about data protection. We’ve taken the view that as the Employer’s Network is a B2B tool, and the information we store is purely business orientated we didn’t ask you to ‘opt in’ to continue receiving our newsletters. That being said you can always unsubscribe membership or ask about the data we hold by using the link at the bottom of this & every newsletter.


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