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'Leave the car at home' say county council as part of new initiative

Leamington Editorial 4th Mar, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

DRIVERS heading into Warwick are being urged to leave the car at home.

Warwickshire County Council is encouraging residents to make an eco-friendly travel pledge with the launch of its ‘choose how you move’ campaign.

It aims to help people get healthier and save money as well as being kind to the environment by changing  their travel habits –  from cycling, using public transport, car sharing, or even consider using an electric car.

It follows a report which  revealed of all the drivers commuting in to Warwick, just over half lived within five kilometres of town, and one in four regular drivers lived within two kilometres.

County council transport spokesman Coun Peter Butlin said: “We hope people will take the challenge and make their everyday journeys, such as their commute to work, better for themselves and for the environment.”

Visit www.facebook.com/ChooseMoveWarks for more information.

WARWICK residents are being given the chance to set out policing priorities for the town.

Residents can choose from a list of six – including having town centre patrols to prevent thefts and anti-social behaviour.

The poll will close at 5pm on Monday (March 7) and results will be presented during the Warwick community forum, which will take place the following day at Ridgeway School from 6.30pm.

Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/warwickforum to vote.