Chichester wardens lead no-car day

Community Wardens Gareth Jones and Jay Blackwood.
Community Wardens Gareth Jones and Jay Blackwood.

COMMUNITY wardens in the Chichester district got on their bikes to support ‘In Town Without My Car’ day.

The wardens usually patrol on foot, bike or use their vehicles as part of their role in providing a reassuring visible presence in the local community.

But on the special day all the wardens on duty swapped their normal mode of transport as far as possible for two wheels.

Community warden Jay Blackwood said: “I got stopped by lots of people asking for directions and for information. It was really useful being on the bike, plus it was a good way to get some extra exercise.”

The district council’s wardens work in Chichester East, Whyke, Tangmere, Oving, Selsey and the Witterings.

‘In Town Without My Car’ day is held every year on September 22 to encourage the use of public transport, and promote cycling and walking. The overall aim of the campaign is to encourage public awareness of the need to act against pollution caused by the increase in vehicles in urban environments.