This workshop regarding the provision of on-street EV charge points was developed due to demand from our local authority members in West Sussex and Surrey. As other authorities are grappling with the same issues, we have brought together two trainers: Ross Jones from the Infrastructure Team at OLEV and Hayley Chivers, Strategic Transport Planner at Portsmouth City Council. The workshop will be held on Tuesday 5 December 2017 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm in Portsmouth, followed by the South East regional meeting (3:45 pm) and pub social (5:30 pm). Registration is now open.

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The next South East regional meeting will be held on Tuesday 5 December 2017 in Portsmouth. The regional meeting will take place from 3:45 to 5:15 pm, immediately after the 1:30 to 3:30 pm On-Street EV Charging Workshop taking place in the same venue with trainers from OLEV and Portsmouth City Council. Separate Eventbrite registrations are required for the two back-to-back events. A pub social will follow at 5:30 pm.

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The Act TravelWise Business Forum is holding a soft launch event hosted by Heathrow on Friday 1 December at 9:30 for 10:00 until 1:00 pm, followed by an optional EV bus tour. The programme includes several speakers with experience relevant to business travel planning. The event is free and open to all. Registration is now open.

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Road Safety Week aims to inspire thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and promote life-saving messages during the Week and beyond. It also provides a focal point for professionals working in road safety to boost awareness and engagement in their work.

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Smarter Travel LIVE! - the UK’s largest gathering of sustainable transport experts and practitioners - will be held from 19-20 October 2017 at ArenaMK in Milton Keynes. The conference aims to address the principal planning and policy issues facing practitioners with regards to the future of mobility services. As a conference partner, Act TravelWise is able to offer a 25% discount on delegate places to its members. More information including a programme and registration details will be available soon.

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The next North East regional meeting will be held on Friday 13 October 2017 at 9:30 am at Sunderland Civic Centre. Speakers include Jill Tinsley of Pindar Creative on the North East Combined Authority GoSmarter portal and Don Kent on TravelWise Week/European Mobility Week.

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The next South West Act TravelWise meeting will be in Trowbridge on 10 October 2017. We are making this a 'demo' meeting, where suppliers can come and spend 20 minutes showing off a piece of software or hardware that would impress our attendees, who are interested in a range of sustainable transport initiatives.

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The Centre for Transport & Society at University of the West of England is organising a conference in Bristol on making traffic-free spaces. It will be held on 15 September 2017 in central Bristol. You will hear from the people leading traffic removal projects today in London, Leicester, Cambridge, and Taunton. You will hear from a developer about the potential for new housing in traffic-free areas and the conference will finish with smaller workshop sessions, to exchange experience of what works, what doesn't and how these leading cities have overcome barriers and opposition to make it all happen.

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