Get out for walk to school month in Warrington

This Is Cheshire: Clr Colin Froggatt Clr Colin Froggatt

DUMP the car and wrap up warm for international Walk to School month.

Parents in Warrington are being asked to encourage children to walk to school as part of the initiative that runs through October.

Change4Life is backing the campaign to get more to walk, pointing to the benefits of increased exercise.

According to Warrington Borough Council, 46 per cent of youngsters are driven around a mile to school.

Clr Colin Froggatt, executive board member for children and young people’s services, said: “Walking to school is a great way to see the community, socialise with friends and get some fresh air into your day.

"It’s also offers a nice chance to spend quality time with your children and to teach them the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle.”

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11:06am Tue 11 Oct 11

comwgn says...

Cllr Frogatt needs to actually walk on the pavements around some schools to realise that they are mostly uneven, narrow, full of utility covers that create trip areas, encroached by uncut hedges particularly those of schools .
he may then realise that the money he has wasted on unused cycle paths should actually have been used to enhance the opavements around schools. Onber cannot socialise as there is only enough room to allow single file on most paved paths

Apart from thst there are dangers from puddles in the roads near schools.
get real councillor
Cllr Frogatt needs to actually walk on the pavements around some schools to realise that they are mostly uneven, narrow, full of utility covers that create trip areas, encroached by uncut hedges particularly those of schools . he may then realise that the money he has wasted on unused cycle paths should actually have been used to enhance the opavements around schools. Onber cannot socialise as there is only enough room to allow single file on most paved paths Apart from thst there are dangers from puddles in the roads near schools. get real councillor comwgn
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11:45am Tue 11 Oct 11

LJ says...

I've heard some lazy excuses in my time, but puddles in the road, I ask you? I think its comwgn that needs to get real!
I've heard some lazy excuses in my time, but puddles in the road, I ask you? I think its comwgn that needs to get real! LJ
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3:17pm Tue 11 Oct 11

itme says...

are these the shark infested puddles or just the tsunami ones
are these the shark infested puddles or just the tsunami ones itme
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6:03pm Tue 11 Oct 11

montblanc says...

My children did walk to school, until the Council in their wisdom decided to close Woolston High School, so now its a car run to Bridgwater High School
My children did walk to school, until the Council in their wisdom decided to close Woolston High School, so now its a car run to Bridgwater High School montblanc
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