including reducing car usage - supporting vulnerable people
Butleigh Area Transport Services (BATS) Bookings: 01458 850577 (48 hours notice)
For residents in the Butleigh area – answerphone service in operation, please leave a message. (needs checking_)
Transport Around Baltonsborough (TAB) Bookings: 07510 241361
For residents in the Baltonsborough area. (needs checking)
A Medieval Cart Track with Tarmac: The A361 through Glastonbury, history 'from the beginning or roads to the second world war'. Book by Bruce Garrard.
Mendip Community Transport 01749 880613, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Car Share Somerset Local authority car lift/share scheme
Car Lift Share Scheme Join 600,000 like-minded people saving money and the planet by car sharing.
Zero Carbon World Electric car charging
The Hidden Environmental Cost of Electric Cars: What the car industry doesn’t want us to know. For example through the extraction of minerals such as Nickel and Lithium which are needed to make the car batteries. These industrial mining processes require vast quantities of water and create other pollutants such as sulphur dioxide. A vast deposit of hard-rock lithium could bring riches to Peru, but it also poses environmental and societal questions. The megaproject would take place in an archeological zone that is also rife with poverty – Terrible hardship in already arid regions of Peru.
Car Clubs UK car share map
Car Pooling connects drivers with empty seats and people travelling the same way.
Car Free: "People will have to get out of their cars if the UK is to meet its climate change targets” MPs say. The Science and Technology Select Committee says technology alone cannot solve the problem of greenhouse gas emissions from transport. It says the government cannot achieve sufficient emissions cuts by swapping existing vehicles for cleaner versions.The government said it would consider the committee's findings. In its report, the committee said: “In the long-term, widespread personal vehicle ownership does not appear to be compatible with significant decarbonisation.”It echoes a report from an Oxford-based group of academics who warned that even electric cars produce pollution through their tyres and brakes."
Earthday, Playday, Fundays: Bring your street and community alive with car-free climate awareness days. Paris is following the initiative of Bordeaux and other French and European cities by introducing car-free Sundays once a month. How about following their example here in Glastonbury/Somerset/Everywhere.
(From Minutes of Glastonbury Town Council Climate Change Working Group 2/8/19)