Nottingham’s free travel advice centre, TravelRight is to lose it’s funding due to cuts made by Nottingham City Council.
The initiative was set up to help local communities to find cheaper and faster ways of travelling to work, training and education. The service has been specially created to help residents and businesses in Aspley, Basford, Bestwood, Bilborough, Bulwell, Bulwell Forest and Leen Valley.
This year the charity has been told that its funding won’t be renewed. The money usually goes towards its cycle centres, events throughout the year and free travel for people commuting to work. Instead, the funding is being used by Nottingham City Council for infrastructure such as maintaining roads in Nottingham.
Hannah Anderson, events and marketing officer for TravelRight explains how they are going to create this funding elsewhere.
TravelRight has helped a lot of people and it is evident by the comments left on their website:
“The TravelRight scheme has been invaluable to my initial start to my apprenticeship” -Matthew Shaw.
“I’ve learnt a lot about how to look after my bike and what to do when things go wrong” – Claudia.
“The training and advice I’ve received through TravelRight Broxtowe and Ridewise have given me the skills and confidence” – Anonymous