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9 October 2018

News Flash

Durham City Electric Vehicle Roadshow

Durham Town Hall - Monday 15 October 2018

On behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Durham County Council is hosting a nationally significant event on Monday 15th October to kick start ‘Green GB Week’. The event will showcase the latest innovations in electric charge posts and ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) and will include the chance to test drive a ULEV. The event will be of interest to businesses, fleet managers and local authority officers who can assist in tackling climate by choosing ULEVs. Although not focused on freight vehicles, colleagues in the sector may find it of interest, especially if they are considering buying electric vehicles for home or business use.

This EV Roadshow will take place in Durham Town Hall, Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ and will run from 9.30am – 12am.

The event will be opened by a representative from Durham County Council and will include presentations from keynote speakers. The schedule for the morning session is as follows:

  • 09.30 am – Registration, breakfast options and networking;
  • 10.00 am - Durham County Council 'Opening the Event'
  • 10.10 am - Governments Office for Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) 'Road to Zero Strategy '
  • 10.35am - FASTNED 'International Innovation'
  • 11.00am - North East Combined Authority (NECA) 'Electrifying The North East Region'
  • 11.25am - Elmtronics 'Delivering Charge Points in the Right Places'
  • 11.50am - ULEV Panel 'Round up, discussion and final Q & A's'
  • 12.00am - close of discussion and time to test drive ULEV's..
Following each presentation, there will be Q and A about the challenges and opportunities in the ULEV industry, and there will be an opportunity to see and then test drive ULEVs in Durham City.

More details about along with registration information can be found at the link below.

Refreshments and registration will be available from 9.30am.

3 September 2018

News Flash

North East Freight Partnership Quarterly Meeting

Sunderland Civic Centre, 5th September 10.30-12.30

As per previous correspondence we are pleased to confirm that the next North East Freight Partnership Meeting will take place at Committee Room 6, Sunderland Civic Centre on 5th September. The Civic Centre is adjacent to Park Lane Interchange for Metro and bus services and car parking is available throughout the city centre. A map of how to get to there by all modes of transport can be found here.

We will welcome Kate Wilson from Northumbrian Water Group regarding how fleets can be made more sustainable (following on from an initiative at the Innovation Festival) and Gary Powell at Bridgestone will present findings on the impact of a national tyre debris survey they delivered. In addition, Matt Lott will be presenting interim findings from the Partnership’s North East Brexit impact study.

Please see below and attached for an agenda. Let me know if you have any questions.

23 May 2018

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26 January 2018

News Flash

North East Freight Partnership Quarterly Meeting

7th March 2018, 10:30-12:30, Tyne Tunnel Offices, TT2 Limited Administrative Building, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear NE28 0PD

We would like to welcome you to our next North East Freight Partnership Meeting at TT2 (Tyne Tunnel) offices. We will be hearing from Ron Henderson at TT2 about the Tunnels as well as Morag White from WSP on Transport for the North’s Coast to Coast study. March will also see our annual unveiling of both North East Driver and North East Operator of the Year. A firm agenda will be sent out in due course.

TT2 Offices are located on the A187 Bewicke Street, with car parking available on site (please report to reception). Howden Metro Station is a 10 minute walk away and the nearest bus stop is immediately outside, served by Blue Arrow 11 buses. We hope to see you there.

Vans Smart Course – 17th February 2018

The Flower Mill - Thompson Park - SR5 2JJ Sunderland - United Kingdom

There are places still available for the Van Smart course delivered by training providers Fleet Source next month.

Van Smart is a one-day course developed specifically for drivers of commercial vans to raise professional standards and improve van safety. The course is for anyone who drives a van –as a professional driver or driving a van for any part of the working day. The course focuses on the skills needed to improve driver behaviour to operate safely, reducing the risk of vans being involved in collisions and enabling van drivers to share the road safety with other road users. The course consists of two 3.5 hour modules (both delivered on the same day).

This course is DCPC accredited and free for drivers based in the North East.

For more details and to register please see the link here

16 January 2018

News Flash

Rail Freight Partner Group Meeting

Newcastle College Rail Academy, William St, Felling, Gateshead, NE10 0JP, 27th February 2018, 10am-1.30pm

We would like to welcome you to the rearranged Rail Partner Group being held at Newcastle College’s Rail Academy in Felling.

We will be hearing updates from speakers regarding rail freight in the North East, including Network Rail on the draft East Coast Main Line Route Study report and an update from the college and a tour of their facilities. A full agenda will be provided in due course.

A map of the location and ways to get there by public transport and car is here. As ever, lunch will be provided.

If you would like to attend, let me know and we can arrange the necessary catering.

4 January 2018

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