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Families in Lichfield and Burntwood are being asked to walk to school as part of a national campaign.

The Walk To School Week initiative kicks off tomorrow (16th May) and asks parents to try leaving the car at home and try alternative modes of transport.

Staffordshire County Council’s travel team will be visiting a number of schools throughout the week to offer advice on how to make the switch.

Cllr David Williams, cabinet member for highways and transport, said:

“This is a great opportunity to not only help take some cars off the road but to encourage different forms of sustainable travel as alternatives.

” Not only does more active travel help to keep families fit and healthier and save money on fuel, but it helps to ease congestion too.

“Walking, cycling or even scooting to school have so many benefits for the community and it’s something we are keen to see more of.”

Cllr David Williams, Staffordshire County Council

Alongside Walk to School Week, staff from the authorities climate change team are also encouraging residents to try to do 10,000 steps a day throughout May to mark National Walking Month.

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  1. Walk to School Week, why all the fuss ? back in the day we all walked to school every school day….. and back…. in all weathers. Just over 3/4 of a mile in both directions for me.

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