Waldringfield offers only limited public transport, and few shops (only a mobile shop on Tuesday mornings) and the post office van Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.
The average CO2 emission per passenger (small car) is 68.4 kg per 1,000 miles. Biking and walking is an attractive option for the those mobile enough. Only 30% of men and 20% of women are as fit as they should be, so at the very least reducing car use would benefit not just the planet but our health.
We agreed that improving the bus service so it was a viable alternative to car use was one way forward.
We discussed which routes, the prices of tickets, how it would be funded and one member committed to trying to liaise with the new developers at Brightwell Lakes.
For those reliant on supermarket deliveries into the village, we decided to compile a survey to find out which companies were used, and how often, with a view to trying to coordinate as many deliveries to a single day as possible, saving on vans driving in and out of the village. Sainsbury already offer a system where customers can select their delivery at a similar time to another nearby.
Waldringfield has a little-used car share scheme. There is also a county wide scheme.
BUSES FROM WALDRINGFIELD
from Waldringfield Primary School
09.37 (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
18.00 (Mon - Fri) Newbourne, Kirton, Bucklesham, Warren Heath, Ipswich Tower Ramparts and Old Cattle Market
(Routes 179, 174 & 72)
11.49 (Mon - Sat)
16.08 (school days only) Newbourne, Kirton, Walton, Felixstowe Cinema, Old Felixstowe
16.19 (school days only) Newbourne
from adj. Mill Road
08.54 (Mon, Weds, Fri)
16.19 (not school days) Tesco Martlesham Heath, Woodbridge Duke of York and Turban Centre
(Routes 137 & 174)