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Calling all job seekers in Hartlepool

Free travel advice returns to Hartlepool to help residents and in particular job seekers travel greener, healthier and cheaper

Residents in Hartlepool are once again being offered free advice to help them travel greener, healthier and cheaper as part of our Tees Valley wide project.

Let’s Go Tees Valley travel advisors are visiting homes in the Seaton Carew, Westview and Westview Estate until November with useful information on more active travel alternatives to driving. This free service provides residents with free travel information including bus services, rail travel, walking and cycling maps.

A Hartlepool Borough Council spokesperson said: “This is great news for residents, especially job seekers. Whether you’re in work, looking for a new job, starting college or new to the Hartlepool area – the more options you’re aware of, the greater travel flexibility you have.

The four Let’s Go Tees Valley travel advisors will be able to help Hartlepool residents get around the Borough in cheaper, greener and healthier ways than before thanks to their expert advice and information.

They will also make regular visits to Hartlepool JobCentre Plus for drop-in sessions and people for whom transport is a barrier to finding work are urged to get in touch. The dates are as follows: 17th and 25th October, and 2nd November from 1-5pm. If you're a job seeker and transport is a problem for you please come and see us.

The travel advisors will direct residents to free services like those provided by the Hartlepool Active Travel Hub, which provides advice and information about cycling and walking in the borough as well as cycle training for children and adults, bike MOTs and maintenance courses.

 “This is great opportunity for residents and people working in Hartlepool to travel healthier and cheaper by leaving their cars at home for local journeys.” Says Alex Kay from Let’s Go Tees Valley “We are particularly interested in reaching job seekers to help them access transport into employment. In the last three months 80 people in Tees Valley have accessed employment after a conversation with a Let’s Go Tees Valley travel advisor.”

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