SEWTA, Maindy Centre, Crown Way, Cardiff, CF14 3AJ


Date posted: 17 April 13


Wales’ Sustainable Futures Commissioner Peter Davies will be the keynote speaker at the first annual South East Wales Travel Planning Awards event on April 23rd 2013 at Cardiff City Hall.

This free to attend awards event has been designed to recognise and reward best practice and excellence in travel planning demonstrated by organisations in South East Wales.

Bronze, silver or gold level certificates will be presented to successful organisations which have achieved the required standard of excellence in travel planning. As well as Peter Davies’s keynote speech representatives of award winning businesses, Lloyds TSB and the Intellectual Property Office will also speaking to guests about their experiences creating their own travel plans. The event will also include a series of free training workshops which will provide valuable advice, tips and best practice on travel planning, marketing and sustainable travel.

Sewta, (the South East Wales Transport Alliance) which which co-ordinates transport strategy, plans and programmes for the 10 local councils of South East Wales offers businesses and organisations a comprehensive travel planning service through its specialist team.

There will also be a number of exhibitors present, including Sustrans the UK leading sustainable transport charity, Traveline and Carbon Heroes who host the Welsh ShareCymru car share service. These exhibitors will be able to provide free literature and advice on the various services and support they offer to businesses in Wales.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, the Chair of Sewta, said:
“Sewta is playing a vital lead role in travel planning in South East Wales and employees of many firms and organisations and students at colleges throughout the region are reaping the benefits of our team’s work in promoting the advantages of offering sustainable alternatives to single-occupant daily car use.”

For further details please contact Sewta Regional Travel Plan Co-ordinator Deborah Stux: 029 2078 8526.

About Sewta:
Sewta is the alliance of local authorities charged with developing transport policy and delivering transport projects on behalf of the 10 local authorities in South East Wales and their partners, both in the transport industry and in organisations representing passengers’ interests.
Sewta’s membership includes the local authorities of Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Torfaen and the Vale of Glamorgan. Partners are the Confederation of Passenger Transport, Arriva Trains Wales, First Great Western, Network Rail, Bus Users UK, Passenger Focus and Sustrans. Sewta works closely with the Welsh Government.

For further information contact:
Peter Curtis: Giraffe pr: Mobile 0780 1790640 and 07585 226025


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