Sustainable travel commended

Laura Podeschi & Frankie Mann, North Somerset Council, receiving Silver accreditation

Laura Podeschi & Frankie Mann, North Somerset Council, receiving Silver accreditation - Credit: ©Mark Simmons

Businesses in Weston-super-Mare and across North Somerset have been commended for promoting sustainable travel among their employees.

North Somerset Council, Weston Area Health NHS Trust and Avon and Somerset Constabulary have all been given silver accreditations at the Travelwest Sustainable Travel Business Awards.

Travelwest is a partnership between North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire councils.

This year its fourth annual awards ceremony was hosted by North Somerset Council at the Grand Pier in Weston.

The council itself was given a silver star award, for its office amalgamation strategy which saw business miles significantly reduced.

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The authority’s deputy leader Elfan Ap Rees said: “It was especially pleasing to host these awards in Weston this year and to see the enthusiastic attendance by companies from across the West of England.

“Hearty congratulations are due to all the finalists and winners.”

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The hospital was also given an a silver accreditation for its work to ensure shift-working staff still have a number of sustainable travel options available to use.

The police’s silver accreditation was for its work with technology. The force used video conferencing to overcome issues with staff being based in different locations.

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