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Free travel advice for Redcar job seekers

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

From Tuesday 13th November up until the New Year Let’s Go Tees Valley travel advisors are visiting homes in Loftus, Carlin How, Skinningrove, Liverton Mines and Easington with useful information on alternative travel options to driving. This free service provides residents with free travel information including bus services, rail travel, walking and cycling maps. In January the Team will move onto Guisborough.

Simon Houldsworth, Transport Strategy Manager for Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council said: “This is the third year Redcar residents have received free travel advice through the Let’s Go Tees Valley project, formerly known as Local Motion. It has been beneficial for our job seekers in particular, assisting them with considering jobs and training further afield – the more travel 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 Redcar residents get around the Borough in cheaper, greener and healthier ways than before thanks to their expert advice and information.

The team of Travel Advisors being kindly hosted by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council at Loftus Town Hall. They will also make regular visits to the four JobCentres in the borough located in Redcar, Guisborough, Loftus and Eston for drop-in sessions. People for whom transport is a barrier to finding work are urged to get in touch.

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

 “This is great opportunity for residents and people working in Redcar 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. We have had many successes across the rest of the Tees Valley helping job seekers access employment after a conversation with a Let’s Go Tees Valley travel advisor.”

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