Drivers urged to leave cars at home for a day in Chichester

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PEOPLE in Chichester are being urged to ‘give your car time out’ and join a scheme to help improve air quality in the city.

On February 22, residents got together to launch In Town Without My Car Day and during the meeting also decided to launch an Undriver’s Licence scheme for Chichester.

The scheme, which is being launched on Thursday, March 22 – the second In Town Without My Car Day – involves making a personal pledge to reduce your car use once week, or once a month to fit in around your lifestyle.

People making a pledge can also use public transport as an alternative. The aim is to improve congestion, pollution, and help make residents of Chichester healthier and happier at the same time.

The Undriver’s Licence launch will take place at the Manuka Wholefoods storein Little London Walk.

Anyone who comes to Manuka throughout the day – without using their car – will be able to enjoy a free drink of green tea and apply for their licence which will be the size of a credit card.

There will be other opportunities to apply for the licence in the year ahead or residents can ask for one by emailing and outlining their personal pledge.

Last month a competition was held for young people to design a logo for In Town Without Your Car Day in Chichester. The winner is Clara Potter (pictured above) from Chichester High School for Girls, while the runner-up was Liberty Pacey, also from the girls high school.