It was ‘Sustainable Travel Week’ at our Lockington Hall – an opportunity to promote sustainable travel methods, encouraging staff to make some positive changes and highlighting those who already do.
Cycle to work
Sophie from our Landscape team kicked off the week on Monday cycling in from Bramcote. A good hour’s journey on a Monday morning! Sophie regularly cycles to the office and avoids congestion on the roads.
Another of our keen cyclists that often makes the journey to and from work is Dom, also from our Landscape team. Despite the weather taking a turn for the worse this week, Dom commuted a total of 60 miles by bike this week! Dom cycles in when he can, come rain or shine, and whilst it means a slightly earlier morning and sometimes getting wet, he enjoys the benefits of a scenic, traffic-free scenic commute.
FPCR support their staff who wish to cycle to work and offer Bike to Work schemes to help staff to buy a bike.
Our Director Dan Houghton sets a good example on sustainable travel, by car sharing with senior architect James Dacre most days from their home in Sheffield. As well as Dan and James, two of our year out students Peter and Alex, who also both live in Sheffield, lift-share every day. Director Keith and Associate Director Helen car shared twice this week. They both live in villages near Ashbourne and car share when they can to help reduce their weekly mileage.
There are many other’s here at FPCR that car share regularly, both to and from work and also to site visits or meetings.
We also have team members who take advantage of the beautiful scenic route into Lockington by foot. Iza walks to and from work most days (unless it’s chucking it down) and uses the time to unwind and chat to her mum.
Our Arboriculturist Associate Director Helen Kirk travelled from Ashbourne to Tewkesbury for a meeting one day this week. Helen took 2 buses and 5 trains and lived to tell the tale! Helen said she just wanted to see if it was possible to travel by public transport, and with a bit of extra planning, it was.
After a hugely successful week in sustainable travel our team were rewarded for their continued efforts with some tasty treats provided by our directors. Many of the team already work hard to ensure their commute is a sustainable one, but it also highlighted what more we can do going forward.
Here at FPCR one of our four key values focuses on improving the environment by finding solutions that benefit people and place. Sustainable development is at the heart of everything we do. Read more about our company values, purpose and culture here: https://www.fpcr.co.uk/about/our-values/