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Message posted 13 March 2016

 

Please note that the Living Streets Tyneside meeting that was due to take place on Monday March 14th has been rearranged. It will now take place on Monday April 18th, 6pm in Rooms 5/6 of MEA House.

 

Further details will be sent to you nearer the time.

 

There will, however, be an opportunity to meet and take part in a walk around Jesmond on Saturday 19th March at 10.30am. This is being organised by Streets for People, and we have been working with this group to encourage improvements to walking and cycling in Newcastle.

 

I have previously sent you details of the interactive map, which is still open for comments. I would urge you to get involved in putting your views forward and taking part in the walk which will enable you to look at the area in more detail and to discuss any issues that concern you and to praise any features that you like.

 

Full details of the walk follow from Ali Lamb, who will be leading the walk:

 

 

Hello,

 

I’d like to invite you to join the us on the first ‘Ride or Stride’ session organised by Streets for People Jesmond ….. marking the halfway point in our information gathering, we are hoping that you’ll be able to join us on Saturday 19th March for an hour’s walk or cycle (your preference) around Jesmond. We’ll be taking photos or video and making notes to record our experience of getting around the area. Both groups of riders and striders will meet after their session to compare and share over a free buffet lunch.

 

The details are:

 

10.30 to 10.45 – Coffee and registration at Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace.

 

10.45  to 11.00 – Route and safety briefing

 

11.00 to 12 noon – Ride or Stride around Jesmond

 

12.0    – 12.45 – Lunch and review back at Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace.

 

Please note:

 

If you are cycling –

 

·        we need you to wear a cycle helmet for insurance purposes (we will have some spares if you don’t have one of your own).

 

·        the route includes roads and busy junctions that maybe challenging for young or inexperienced cyclists.

 

·        all under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

 

 

 

If you are walking –

 

·        the route will be accessible and on the streets

 

·        buggies, wheel chairs, scooters etc are welcome

 

·        please make sure you have suitable clothes and footwear

 

·        all under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Any questions? Please contact Ali Lamb on 0191 277 7681 or alison.lamb@newcastle.gov.uk