Article by Tanya Leary Ever since the Government voted against extending free school meals last week I have been churned up with a horrible mix of guilt and gratitude, rage and frustration and the constant question of 'What can we do…? How can we help?' Ever since I started working with children and young people
This article was originally published in the October 2020 edition of Heswall Magazine. With driving such an easy option for many, and busy routines meaning lots of parents need to get straight to work, we have created the perfect storm of noisy, polluted, unsafe routes to school for our children. My own morning routine might
Yesterday we did something amazing as a family for the first time. We went on a bike ride. ALL TOGETHER. ALL ON BIKES. ALL AT THE SAME TIME!!! AND…FURTHER MORE…WE WENT ON THE ACTUAL REAL LIFE ROADS. WOWZER! I am made up- this is a big deal for us and, even bigger when I consider
Just as lockdown began, Rethink Now began work on an exciting bid for eCargo bikes. Working closely with Wirral Environmental Network, Wirral Council, Peel L&P and others we submitted a proposal focusing on reducing the number of short distance deliveries undertaken by motorised vehicles. Deliveries which have been so important over recent weeks to get
Ed Lamb, Director of Rethink Now CIC a Wirral based community interest company, is one of 71 leaders across England selected for a competitive learning programme and grant of up to £10,000. The Community Business Trade Up Programme is run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs, in partnership with Power to Change. The programme supports
All it took was the end of life as we know it. For years (decades!) campaigners, planners, experts and even the odd MP have shouted from the sidelines about the power of the bicycle. Name me a problem and the bicycle will fix it. Air pollution? Bikes! Noise pollution? Bikes! Physical health? Bikes! Safer streets?
Sometimes situations arise which force us to look a life through a different lens. Like an unwelcome invitation to assess where we are; as individuals, families, communities, businesses and countries. When Ed set up Rethink Now late in 2018 it was on the back of his frustration around the daily commute and how unsafe it
This is an age old question without a simple answer and yes; we are aware that there have been schemes and ideas before AND, some people are really tired of these questions being asked, conversations being started and promises being made that never seem to come to fruition but... set aside your cynicism for a