Serving the people of Kettering

Introduction

This resource page has been provided to help the residents of Kettering access and use the means of travel and transport systems in an effective, efficient and healthier way.

With the guidance provided, it is hoped you will choose a method of transport that has the minimum impact possible on the environment. The choice of fossil-fueled vehicles contributes to global climate change and pollution of our environment. If you can adopt methods of active travel, walking and cycling, whenever possible, then it will be beneficial to our environment and your health & wellbeing.

Information is also provided on accessible travel.

The ways we travel are ever evolving and this webpage is intended to track these developments and be updated as necessary. Any suggestions or comments on how the page can be improved would be welcome, you can forward these through Kettering Town Council's 'Contact Us' webpage.

contact-us.html

Contents

Walking

Cycling

Buses

Trains

Voi electric scooters and bikes

Private vehicles - cars and motorcycles

Accessible travel

Health and Safety

Useful Links

Walking

Introduction

Walking can provide a healthy and enjoyable means of sustainable everyday travel for all ages and is completely cost and pollution FREE. There are numerous benefits to walking including:

  • Help you lose body fat
  • Strengthen your heart
  • Reduce risk of disease
  • Improve your sleep
  • Exercise your brain
  • Stay looking young for longer
  • Strengthen your bones
  • Give you energy
  • Increase your life expectancy
  • Makes you happy
  • Can be social
  • Is environmentally friendly
  • Be convenient
  • Provide reliable journey times
  • Boost your vitamin D intake
  • Help prevent dementia
  • Tone up your body

Footpaths and footways

Rights of Way are public footpaths, bridleways, byways, permissive paths, and other such forms of access, as distinct from roads and highways, which are adopted by the Council (North Northamptonshire Council). Ordinance Survey maps identify the network of routes around Kettering and across the country. Problems with footpaths can be reported via the FixMyStreet website https://fixmystreet.northamptonshire.gov.uk/

If problems persist, then contact the Councils' parish path wardens Jamie Wildman jp.wildman@hotmail.com or Ian Gemmell ian1krishna@yahoo.com.

Public footpaths in Kettering

Schools, clubs and organisations

Schools

Children who walk to school arrive refreshed, fit and ready to learn. During morning peak traffic times, one in five cars on the road are taking children school, contributing to congestion, air pollution and carbon emissions. The school run alone is responsible for generating half a million tonnes of CO2 per year. Setting up walk to school schemes and working with their school community will help address these issues, such as:

Walking Bus - a group of children walking to school with one or more adults

Park and Stride - a simple idea for families who live far away, to enjoy the benefits of walking to school by asking them to park a ten minute walk away and complete their journey on foot.

You can find links to initiatives, stories, resources and products on this topic, and many others, at:

Active Travel Solutions For My School | Brightwayz

Walk to School | Living Streets

Grange Primary Academy > Enrichment > Active Travel Ambassadors

KBA students' Park and Stride

Clubs

Kettering and District Rambling Club was established in 1937 and exists to Promote walking, friendship and enjoyment of the countryside local to Kettering. Increase awareness of the many attractive areas and protect the right of access. Anyone with an interest in walking is invited to join.

https://kettering-and-district-rambling-club.org.uk/

Ramblers Association Northamptonshire Area

This group helps local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Regular walks led by local experts and these offer a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.

https://www.northantsramblers.org.uk/

Further information is also available at:

Walking clubs and activities - Northamptonshire Highways

Organisations

Brightwayz provides the products, services, solutions and information resources to support your active travel plans and initiatives.

https://www.brightwayz.co.uk/

Living Streets is a UK charity for everyday walking. Their aim is a nation where walking is the natural choice for everyday local journeys. Their mission is to achieve a better walking environment and inspire people to walk more. They have walking campaigns for schools, for older people, employees and communities. They also have the Pavements for People Campaign which aims to cut clutter on our pavements and encourages problems to be reported. Their website offers resources, news, products and services to promote walking.

https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/about-us/our-organisation

Smart Move for Northamptonshire provides information on leisure walks, park runs and opportunities to walk including tours and everyday tasks.

https://www.smartmovenorthamptonshire.net/walk

Safety and security

SafeStreet

SafeStreet

StreetSafe is a pilot service for anyone to anonymously tell the police about public places where they feel unsafe, because of environmental issues, eg street lighting, abandoned buildings or vandalism and/or because of some behaviours, eg being followed or verbally abused.

SafeStreet Link

Please note: 'StreetSafe' is not for reporting crime or incidents.

Police Help

If something has happened to you or someone you know (including in public spaces online) you can call the police on 101 or find out what online reporting services are available. If you have a hearing or speech impairment, you can use textphone service 18000 or text the police on 999 if you've pre-registered with the emergencySMS service.

WalkSafe

The WalkSafe app has sat-nav features, which include a live map where your family and friends will be able to track your journey and chat with you in real time. It provides a map which allows people to plan their safest route home, by looking at recent crime data. TapSafe will immediately connect you to loved ones if something goes wrong. HomeSafe can automatically alert loved ones if you fail to get home on time. Further information I available from Walksafe

Link: https://www.walksafe.io/

Cycling

Introduction

Cycling can provide a quick, healthy and enjoyable means of transport. They are often a faster form of transport in congested traffic. Cycle parking is often free and located in convenient places. Battery power assisted cycles are available, as well as the traditional manually powered bikes, to assist people with health and mobility issues or just to reduce the effort of using a cycle.

North Northamptonshire Council's website provides information and links cycling

Cycle Northants (northamptonshire.gov.uk)

The Voi e-cycle trial scheme currently provides adults access to battery assisted cycles – see Voi electric vehicles

Safety and security

Cycle Safety – THINK! Provides advice for cyclists which includes:

  • Ride decisively and keep clear of the kerb.
  • Look and signal to show drivers what you plan to do, make eye contact where possible.
  • Avoid riding up the inside of vehicles, as you might not be seen. If a vehicle is indicating to the left hang back at the junction to reduce the risk of a collision.
  • Always use lights after dark or when visibility is poor. Wear high-visibility and reflective clothing and accessories at all times
  • Wear a correctly fitted cycle helmet that is securely fastened and conforms to current regulations.
  • Your local council can help you plan your journey by providing maps showing dedicated paths and routes.
  • Where possible, try to maintain a safe distance when you cycle, for example when waiting at crossings and traffic lights.
  • Where using bikes (private, docked or dockless) wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or sanitise your hands before and after cycling.

Highway code guidance can be found at

Rules for cyclists (59 to 82) - The Highway Code - Guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Advice on bike safety, maintenance and security can be found at:

Safe cycling - Cycle Northants (northamptonshire.gov.uk)

Bike maintenance and security - Cycle Northants (northamptonshire.gov.uk)

Safety advice for other road users is also provided at

https://www.think.gov.uk/cycle-safety/?msclkid=defdf612bf0211ec922fab2eb565571b

Cycle routes and lanes

Advice on cycling routes around Kettering can be found on North Northamptonshire Council's website

Kettering Cycle Map 2018.pdf (northamptonshire.gov.uk)

Cycling routes around Northamptonshire can be found at:

Cycle routes - Cycle Northants (northamptonshire.gov.uk)

Smart Move for Northamptonshire provides information on cycling including maps, rides, initiatives, hire centres, counters and shops.

https://www.smartmovenorthamptonshire.net/cycle

Cycle storage and parking

Cycle racks and stands are provided around the town and in all newer building developments to allow cyclists to secure their cycles, often with canopies to reduce the effects of weather elements.

Smart Move Northamptonshire provides information on parking locations.

https://www.smartmovenorthamptonshire.net/map

Kettering railway station has a bespoke covered and secure cycle hub with space-saving two-tier racks to maximise the number of parking spaces. The cycle has a contemporary feel with security including lighting, CCTV, and access control.

Training for children and adults

Advice on training can be found at

Cycle training - Cycle Northants (northamptonshire.gov.uk)

Childrens training can be done through the Bikeability scheme, a cycling training programme providing practical skills and an understanding of how to cycle on today's roads. Outspoken is the provider delivering Bikeability in the majority of Northamptonshire's primary schools on behalf of the county council.

Adults have a range of courses available nationally that give you the skills needed to become a ride leader or Bikeability instructor. Visit one of the following for further details and to search for a course:

The local Bikeability delivery partner, Outspoken, also offer instructor training.

Schools, organisations and clubs

Schools

Cycling is an effective, sustainable mode of travel to school and is also a great way to help children get more exercise into their day. Cycling to school helps children to develop road safety skills and learn how to manage risk gradually. Further guidance can be found at

Cycle to school - Cycle Northants (northamptonshire.gov.uk)

You can find links to initiatives, stories, resources and products on this topic, and many others, at:

Active Travel Solutions For My School | Brightwayz

Grange Primary Academy > Enrichment > Active Travel Ambassadors

Organisations

Useful websites offering a huge array of cycling information include:

Clubs

Kettering Cycling Club | Cycling for all

A friendly club with a diverse membership across all ages (5 to 80 years) of like minded cyclists and their families seeking to enjoy all aspects of cycling. See website for details:

http://www.ketteringcyclingclub.co.uk/?msclkid=3d63c4edbf0411ec98b74abc26d8a5ab

Kettering Big Bike Ride

Every month they host a themed bike ride to take you to a fun point of interest around Kettering town - and dressing up for the occasion! Cyclists of all abilities welcome - just come along for the ride!

https://www.facebook.com/ketteringbigbikeride

Buses

Introduction

Buses provide a readily accessible means of transport from early morning to late at night allowing travel within the town, around the county and across the country.

Services

Kettering's principal bus service provider is Stagecoach which has regular services running around the town, across the county and to other large towns and cities like Northampton and Peterborough. The town centre has main bus stops located in the town centre at Horse Market and Newlands Street as well as around the town.

The Kettering Catcher is a demand-response public minibus service for rural communities in North Northamptonshire. The service does not have a fixed route and timetable – the most optimal route is generated in accordance with passenger bookings.

https://cmbus.org/service/kettering-catcher/

Timetables and routes

https://www.stagecoachbus.com/

Click on the link for the route map of the MegaRider

Current bus timetables can be found at

https://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables

Find bus timetables and a journey planner for bus services in North Northamptonshire together with details of service changes. You should check the relevant bus service website to confirm service changes on bank holidays.

https://www.northnorthants.gov.uk/buses-and-transport/bus-timetables

You can plan your bus journey and find current timetables on the Traveline website or app for all bus providers.

Ticketing

Use stagecoach's handy ticket finder tool to get the cheapest fares and find the right ticket for you.

https://www.stagecoachbus.com/tickets

Links

Smart Move for Northamptonshire provides live travel information to help improve your journey including maps, journey planners, links and ticketing information.

https://www.smartmovenorthamptonshire.net/bus

Trains

Introduction

Trains provide a readily accessible means of transport from early morning to late at night. Comfort, convenience and reliability are just some of the reasons to travel on the train from Kettering. Travelling by train has significant environmental benefits in comparison to travelling by road vehicle with a smaller carbon footprint per passenger. Taking the train provides you with additional free time, for work or leisure activities, you otherwise spend driving. Trains are provided with wifi, charging points, sanitary facilities and a buffet car. Statistically you are nine times safer traveling by rail than car travel, with fewer personal accidents.

The services to and from Kettering are run by East Midlands Railways (EMR).

Kettering Railway Station

This is located at the junction of Station Road and Northfield Avenue.

Station Road

Kettering

Northamptonshire

NN15 7HJ

Information can be found at:

Kettering | EMR | East Midlands Railway

Services

Direct EMR services connect Kettering to London St Pancras, Nottingham, Leicester, Derby, Sheffield and Corby. From Kettering, you can also reach Stoke-on-Trent, Crewe, Birmingham and many more cities, but you'll need to change at least once – usually at Derby or Leicester, depending on your destination - See EMR's Route Map.

Timetables and routes

Timetables can be found at

Train timetables | EMR | East Midlands Railway

Information on routes and destinations can be found at

Our routes and destinations | EMR | East Midlands Railway

Ticketing and booking

The best way to get cheap train tickets is to book them prior to travelling and to book them for specific trains.

Train tickets & discounts | Buy cheap train tickets online | EMR | East Midlands Railway

Links

Smart Move for Northamptonshire provides live travel information to help improve your journey including maps, journey planners, links and ticketing information.

Train | Northamptonshire County Council (smartmovenorthamptonshire.net)

Voi Electric Scooters and Bikes

Introduction

Residents and visitors in Kettering can currently hire e-scooters and e-bikes to travel around the town. E-scooters offer a safe, accessible and convenient way to move around the town.

Kettering's scooter trial is part of a wider initiative from the Department for Transport (DfT) which was accelerated as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Legislation was introduced in May 2020 to make e-scooters legal in the UK for the first time. The trial is helping to build an understanding of the role that e-scooters could play in the future across Northamptonshire and in different sized towns,

Use and access to e-scooters and e-bikes

1. Download the Voi app and register with your mobile number – Google Play or App Store .

2. Locate an available scooter nearby using the map function in the app.

3. Activate Beginner's mode if you're new to e-scooters, to start off slowly while you get used to the accelerator and brakes.

4. Scan the QR code found on the handlebar or the footpad of the scooter to unlock it.

5. Hop on the scooter and push off with your foot a few times to get it rolling before you use the throttle.

6. End your ride in the app to make the scooter available for someone else.

In the UK, you must be at least 18 years old and hold a provisional or full driving licence to ride our scooters.

Safety

Safety is paramount for this trial and users must be 18 or above and also hold a provisional or full driving license to ride an e-scooter. Before a user can unlock an e-scooter their driving licence will be checked through the smart phone app. Like cycling, a helmet is recommended, but is not mandatory. Riders are encouraged to wear a helmet and rewarded for doing so through credits. Voi have offered helmet giveaways and safety events – see https://www.voiscooters.com/ride-safe/

Members of the public can report incidents of rule breaking or poorly parked scooters directly to Voi using their Report a Scooter form.

E-Scooters – The law

It remains against the law to ride a private e-scooter on a public road or pavement.

Links

https://www.smartmovenorthamptonshire.net/page/e-scooters

https://www.northants.police.uk/news/northants/news/news/2020/october-20/police-council-and-voi-all-work-together-on-towns-e-scooter-trial/

https://www.voiscooters.com/#

Private vehicles, cars and motorcycles

Introduction

Private vehicles are a convenient form of transport for their owners, however, they make a significant contribution to noise, pollution, road congestion, blocking of pedestrian routes and climate change emissions. We would encourage people to always try to use active travel methods or public transport when and wherever possible.

Vehicle sharing

Vehicle sharing is a useful travel option for friends, family and colleagues travelling together to save money and lower their carbon footprints. The term is frequently used for 'ridesharing' or 'car-pooling' - drivers give a lift to others who might otherwise drive themselves or use an alternative means of transport.

Car sharing schemes | Northamptonshire County Council (smartmovenorthamptonshire.net)

Vehicle hire

Car Clubs provide a convenient, hassle-free, environmentally friendly alternative to private car ownership. This is because car club members only pay per hour and don't have to worry about tax, insurance, parking permits, servicing or repairs. There are none of the hassles of owning and maintaining a car.

Car Clubs | Northamptonshire County Council (smartmovenorthamptonshire.net)

Mobile device app based car hire services and clubs are available. You can access vehicles across the UK, picking it up from a convenient street, train station, car park or the organisations depots. These cars include electric and hybrid models. Such services are provided by

https://www.co-cars.co.uk/

https://www.enterprisecarclub.co.uk/gb/en/home.html

Parking

A directory of car parks in Kettering can be found on NNC's website:

https://www.kettering.gov.uk/site/scripts/directory_search.php?directoryID=40&keywords=kettering&search=

Information on parking permit schemes, enforcement and other services can be found at:

https://www.kettering.gov.uk/info/20011/parking

Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles will play a major part in the future of car travel - the sale of new petrol and diesel cars will stop in 2030, with hybrid vehicles following in 2035. While EVs are more expensive to buy than fossil fueled equivalents, they are considerably cheaper to run. A 200 mile electric charge can cost as little as £2.50 on an off peak rate, with lower CO2 emissions than peak electricity. Servicing is also cheaper than for an equivalent combustion engine model. While the EV batteries are expensive to replace, many manufactures guarantee the batteries for up to 8yrs to 80% capacity of their original capacity. Recycling streams for the batteries are being improved and expanded. EVs do not produce any emissions while running or contribute to poor air quality, unlike fossil fueled vehicles which emit are number of toxic gases and particulates from the engine which are detrimental to public health.

You can discover more about electric vehicles in general from Smart Move for Northamptonshire's webpage.

Electric Vehicles | Northamptonshire County Council (smartmovenorthamptonshire.net)

You can currently get a discount on the price of brand new low-emission vehicle through a grant the government gives to vehicle dealerships and manufacturers. The dealer will include the value of the grant in the vehicle's price. The maximum grant available for cars is £1,500. Se Government website for details

https://www.gov.uk/plug-in-car-van-grants

Home Charging Points

Home Chargers will need to be 'smart type' electric car charger which share their real-time data with a centralised, cloud-based platform. The charging operator then works out how much energy your car needs, and how much is available. This means that instead of charging as soon as you plug your car in, the brainy charger figures out the best time to start. To qualify for a government grant towards installation costs, chargepoints should be on the EVHS approved chargepoint model list at the time of installation. Home Charger Installers should be registered with the governments Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/electric-vehicle-homecharge-scheme-authorised-installers


Public Charging Infrastructure

Zap-Map website is a comprehensive resource for EV information and provides a mobile app for locating charging points.
https://www.zap-map.com/
with information on:
Guide to EV charging - https://www.zap-map.com/charge-points/
EV connector types -
https://www.zap-map.com/charge-points/connectors-speeds/
Public charging networks -
https://www.zap-map.com/charge-points/public-charging-point-networks/
EV benefits - https://www.zap-map.com/electric-vehicles/ev-benefits/

Similar information can be found using CarWow website https://www.carwow.co.uk/electric-cars/charging-points

How to protect your plug-in EV cable from theft. Cables are an expensive accessory to replace and no motorists need that kind of unjustified expense and hassle these days, so it's better to protect the cable from the outset than to regret it later.

https://www.evcableshop.co.uk/how-to-protect-your-ev-charging-cable-from-theft/

Electricity Providers

Selecting electricity providers that use high percentages of renewably generated energy will also reduce the CO2 emissions from charging and reduce the global warming impact.

Motorcycling

Most motorcycles are more eco-friendly than cars. Production requires fewer resources, and they require less fuel.

To ride on public roads you first need to get a provisional licence and then complete compulsory basic training (CBT) to get a certificate. You must pass both parts of your practical test within 2 years of taking the theory test. If you do not, you'll have to start the process again.

Motorcycles

There are different categories of motorbike - you'll need to get the right entitlement on your licence and be old enough to do so.

Mopeds

The way moped entitlements are shown on your licence have changed, but you still need to be 16 to ride one.

The rules are different if you already have a car driving licence.

Information on the rules and safety for motorcyclists can be found at:

Rules for motorcyclists (83 to 88) - The Highway Code - Guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Safe and energy efficient travel

Efficient driving is a driving style that reduces fuel bills, cuts carbon emissions and lowers accident rates. It is about becoming a better driver, rather than sacrificing the performance or enjoyment of driving. For electric vehicles (EVs), efficient driving also brings greater vehicle range. The Energy Saving Trust gives advice on efficient driving

https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/advice/efficient-driving/#:~:text=Efficient%20driving%20is%20a%20driving,also%20brings%20greater%20vehicle%20range.

Accessible Travel

Accessible Travel

Introduction

Personal mobility issues can often limit access to travel. This webpage aims to give advice and information on accessible services and help those effected use the transport network.

Information can be found on the Governments Webpage for Disability equipment and transport which includes:

  • Apply for various means of assistance
  • Help on Blue Badge scheme
  • Find out about community transport services and Shopmobility
  • Medical conditions, disabilities and driving
  • Mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs: the rules
  • Transport support services for disabled people

Disability equipment and transport - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Cycling

North Northamptonshire Council's website Disabled cycling - Cycle Northants (northamptonshire.gov.uk) gives the following guidance:

There are a huge variety of cycles and adaptations available to people with disabilities such as:

  • Multi-seaters
  • Specialist cycles
  • Tricycles
  • Hand cycles

Get Cycling is a not-for-profit community interest company providing cycles and cycling support to special schools, individuals and community groups.

For more information on what Get Cycling does and how it could benefit you please visit their website:

https://www.getcycling.org.uk/

Health and Safety

Health and Safety

Introduction

This page is provided to give guidance on resources to assist with safe and secure active travel.

Highway Code

The Highway Code is essential reading for all road users, including pedestrians, mobility scooter users, cyclists, horse riders, drivers and motorcyclists. The aim of the Highway Code is to promote safety on the road, whilst also supporting a healthy, sustainable and efficient transport system.

The Highway Code - Guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Visibility and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Pedestrians – general guidance

Pavements and footways (including any path along the side of a road) should be used if provided. Where possible, avoid being next to the kerb with your back to the traffic. If you have to step into the road, look both ways first. Always remain aware of your environment and avoid unnecessary distractions. Always show due care and consideration for others.

If there is no pavement, keep to the right-hand side of the road so that you can see oncoming traffic. You should take extra care and

  • be prepared to walk in single file, especially on narrow roads or in poor light
  • keep close to the side of the road.

It may be safer to cross the road well before a sharp right-hand bend so that oncoming traffic has a better chance of seeing you. Cross back after the bend.

Help other road users to see you. Wear or carry something light-coloured, bright or fluorescent in poor daylight conditions. When it is dark, use reflective materials (e.g. armbands, sashes, waistcoats, jackets, footwear), which can be seen by drivers using headlights up to three times as far away as non-reflective materials. Help yourself to be seen

Young children should not be out alone on the pavement or road. When taking children out, keep between them and the traffic and hold their hands firmly. Strap very young children into push-chairs or use reins. When pushing a young child in a buggy, do not push the buggy into the road when checking to see if it is clear to cross, particularly from between parked vehicles.

Organised walks or parades involving large groups of people walking along a road should use a pavement if available; if one is not, they should keep to the left. Look-outs should be positioned at the front and back of the group, and they should wear fluorescent clothes in daylight and reflective clothes in the dark. At night, the look-out in front should show a white light and the one at the back a red light. People on the outside of large groups should also carry lights and wear reflective clothing.

Motorways. Pedestrians MUST NOT be on motorways or slip roads except in an emergency

Refer to the Highway Code for further information.

Rules for pedestrians (1 to 35) - The Highway Code - Guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Cyclists

Clothing. You should avoid clothes that may get tangled in the chain, or in a wheel or may obscure your lights when you are cycling.

Light-coloured or fluorescent clothing can help other road users to see you in daylight and poor light, while reflective clothing and/or accessories (belt, arm or ankle bands) can increase your visibility in the dark.

You should wear a cycle helmet that conforms to current regulations, is the correct size and securely fastened. Evidence suggests that a correctly fitted helmet will reduce your risk of sustaining a head injury in certain circumstances.

At night your cycle MUST have white front and red rear lights lit. It MUST also be fitted with a red rear reflector (and amber pedal reflectors, if manufactured after 1/10/85). White front reflectors and spoke reflectors will also help you to be seen. Flashing lights are permitted but it is recommended that cyclists who are riding in areas without street lighting use a steady front lamp.

When riding in places where sharing with pedestrians, horse riders or horse drawn vehicles is permitted, take care when passing pedestrians and horse riders, especially children, older adults or disabled people. Slow down when necessary and let them know you are there; for example, by ringing your bell (it is recommended that a bell is fitted to your bike), or by calling out politely.

Remember that pedestrians may be deaf, blind or partially sighted and that this may not be obvious.

Do not pass pedestrians, horse riders or horse drawn vehicles closely or at high speed, particularly from behind. You should not pass a horse on their left. Remember that horses can be startled if passed without warning. Always be prepared to slow down and stop when necessary.

Refer to the Highway Code for further information.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/rules-for-cyclists-59-to-82

Street Safety and Repairs

FixMyStreet is a service which allows mapping and reporting street problems to the councils responsible for fixing them, anywhere in the UK.

The Northamptonshire's Councils FixMyStreet webpage can be found at

https://fixmystreet.northamptonshire.gov.uk/

The FixMyStreet app is available for portable devices and details can be found at

FixMyStreet

SafeStreet

StreetSafe is a pilot service for anyone to anonymously tell the police about public places where they feel unsafe, because of environmental issues, eg street lighting, abandoned buildings or vandalism and/or because of some behaviours, eg being followed or verbally abused.

SafeStreet Link

Please note: 'StreetSafe' is not for reporting crime or incidents.

Police Help

If something has happened to you or someone you know (including in public spaces online) you can call the police on 101 or find out what online reporting services are available. If you have a hearing or speech impairment, you can use textphone service 18000 or text the police on 999 if you've pre-registered with the emergencySMS service.

WalkSafe

The WalkSafe app has sat-nav features, which include a live map where your family and friends will be able to track your journey and chat with you in real time. It provides a map which allows people to plan their safest route home, by looking at recent crime data. TapSafe will immediately connect you to loved if something goes wrong. HomeSafe can automatically alert loved ones if you fail to get home on time. Further information I available from Walksafe

Link: https://www.walksafe.io/

Links

Citizens Advice offer good quality, independent advice to give people the knowledge and the confidence to deal with problems.

Citizens Advice

North Northamptonshire Council

https://www.northnorthants.gov.uk/

Highway Code

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code

Smart Move for Northamptonshire provides live travel information to help improve your journey including maps, journey planners, links and other information on Northamptonshire's places to visit

https://www.smartmovenorthamptonshire.net/

Active Travel Solutions - Area, Work, Community, School | Brightwayz

https://www.brightwayz.co.uk/active-travel-solutions/

Money Saving Expert offers advice on how to cut the cost of travelling around the UK.

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/transport/

Last updated: Mon, 15 Aug 2022 12:03