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Transport

Transport makes up in the region of 25% of the UK's emissions. It goes without saying that getting around is an important part of our lives, particularly in a rural area. Small changes to our transport choices can save us money and reduce our impact on the environment. In addition planned changes to our infrastructure will also help make significant headway in our community's bid to reduce carbon emissions.

Local transport groups and projects

Local groups have already formed to pioneer, retain and revive low carbon transport options in and around our local area.

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Greenway Group


A traffic-free route connecting Wotton, Charfield and Kingswood

The Wotton, Charfield and Kingswood Greenway Group aims to create a safe, traffic-free walking and cycling route to connect Wotton, Charfield and Kingswood, providing a link to a new Charfield railway station.

 

The group are currently working with Sustrans, the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle, on a detailed route design study.

 

Read their 2022 newsletter for an update, find out more on their Facebook page or contact them directly at wckgreenway@gmail.com.

Support our local bus service

Using our local bus service is a great way to help reduce carbon emissions, support affordable transport options and ensure we can get around without needing access to a car.

Our local bus service (route 84/85 between Wotton-under-Edge and Yate) needs us to regularly use it. To see more about the campaign to keep the route running, please visit the group's Facebook page:

Save the W-u-E to Yate bus service Facebook Group

The route is currently operated by 'The Big Lemon' bus company and the route, timetable and further details are on their website.

People boarding number 85 bus between Wotton-under-Edge and Gloucestershire
Fly through simulation of Charfield Station taken from Gloucestershire County Council video

Charfield railway station

Charfield railway station closed to passengers in 1965 and has been the subject of much debate about re-opening. In March 2023 Charfield station planning application was approved. This is great news for local public transport and will boost the business case for the new greenway route to connect Charfield, Wotton and Kingswood. The station re-opening is currently expected in December 2026.

If you're interested, there is a Facebook page dedicated to re-opening a station at Charfield and South Gloucestershire Council also provide information about Charfield Railway Station

Further ways to reduce your carbon emissions from transport

Things you can do now:

Woman trialling an eBike copyright Eric d-costa

Upcoming Events

  • Glorious Cotswold Grasslands
    Glorious Cotswold Grasslands
    Thu, 25 Apr
    Wotton-under-Edge
    25 Apr 2024, 19:30 – 21:30
    Wotton-under-Edge, The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7AD, UK
    25 Apr 2024, 19:30 – 21:30
    Wotton-under-Edge, The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7AD, UK
    Hear from Lorna Baggett about an ongoing grassland restoration project.
  • Retrofit
    Retrofit
    Thu, 09 May
    Wotton-under-Edge
    09 May 2024, 19:30
    Wotton-under-Edge, The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7AD, UK
    09 May 2024, 19:30
    Wotton-under-Edge, The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7AD, UK
    Retrofit and its potential to improve the energy efficiency of your home, including period properties
  • Passivhaus
    Passivhaus
    Thu, 27 Jun
    Wotton-under-Edge
    27 Jun 2024, 19:30
    Wotton-under-Edge, The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7AD, UK
    27 Jun 2024, 19:30
    Wotton-under-Edge, The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7AD, UK
    An introduction to Passivhaus
  • Old London Road Hedge, Annual Tidy Up 2024
    Old London Road Hedge, Annual Tidy Up 2024
    Time is TBD
    Wotton-under-Edge
    Time is TBD
    Wotton-under-Edge, Old London Road Nature Reserve, Wotton-under-Edge GL12, UK
    Time is TBD
    Wotton-under-Edge, Old London Road Nature Reserve, Wotton-under-Edge GL12, UK
    The hedge at Old London Road is now four years old and it just needs a little tidy up and gap filling, so please come along and complete this very successful project. Meet near the nature reserve. Please walk to the site if possible, or park on one of the lay-by areas.
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