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1. INFO - NEW TABS procurement guide 2015
2. ACTION - 2015 Bikeability Survey live
3. NEWS - Public Health Briefing paper out
4. NEWS - TABS elections update
5. NEWS - Millennium Cohort research
6. NEWS - TABS member I Cycle West Oxon
INFORMATION: NEW - TABS Procurement Guide 2015
Please take a look at/download a guidance note produced by TABS for local authority officers aimed at providing relevant background information to help compile tender documents to commission Bikeability training. The DfT has said they will be informing local authority officers /SGOHs that receive grants to deliver cycle training in 2016/17 about this guidance. If you have any comments & suggestions please contribute to the ongoing discussion on TABS forum
ACTION: Calling all registered Bikeability scheme organisers!
The 2015 Bikeability scheme survey is now live. This is an opportunity for scheme organisers of Bikeability registered schemes in England to highlight ways in which Bikeability works well, or could be made better. This year the chosen focus is increasing participation in Bikeability. Please do participate by Friday 6th November – all scheme organisers who complete the survey can enter themselves into a prize draw to win an exciting prize for them and their Bikeability delivery team. Scheme organisers have already been sent a link to the survey - if you are a scheme organiser and have not received a link, then please get in touch with the Bikeability Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Health England briefing launched
On 19th October Public Health England (PHE) launched a briefing about what works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity. It has been endorsed by the DfT, showing some cross-departmental collaboration. One of the 8 key principles for practice includes encouraging active travel. Download here: the Executive Summary and Full document TABS will be following up with PHE about how the report will be used.
TABS inputs to TfL strategy documents
This month TABS has provided feedback on TfL's Road Danger Reduction Plan and has been supporting the production of an online cycle offender programme.
UPDATE: TABS Elections 2015
The call for nominations closes on Monday 2nd November. The Electoral Reform Society will be in touch shortly about voting for candidates - this will start on 9th November for 3 weeks. The close of voting will be 30th November with results announced around 3rd December. The first Board 'handover' meeting for new/old directors is now Weds 9th December.
A Balanceability session underway!
2016 Regional Workshops - UPDATE
As mentioned in the Sept/Oct interim newsletter there will be a series of training workshops in January. Thank you to those who have emailed so far expressing an interest, in principle, in attending. A specific mailing about the workshops will be issued shortly.
NEWS: Isla Bikes riding to school guide
TABS has received a positive response from Isla Bikes offering help getting information about Bikeability included on their Riding to School page.