Cycling shoppers to be rewarded in new loyalty card scheme in Wanstead High Street

CYCLING shoppers who use their local high street will be rewarded in a new loyalty card scheme.

Sustainble transport charity Sustrans has launched the scheme with Redbridge Council as part of the council's pledge to become a biking borough.

More than a dozen shops in High Street, Wanstead have signed up to the scheme which rewards cyclists for shopping locally.

For every 20 stamps a shopper collects on a loyalty card when they make a purchase in a participating shop, they will receive a reward, which this month is a bike pannier.

Cycling promotion officer for Sustrans, Emilie Charlesworth, said: "Wanstead has got this local high street feel to it. Residents and shopkeepers want to preserve that feel.

"The more people that use their local shops reduces the need for drivers to visit large shopping centres.

"Cycling has definately increased with the amount of people we see coming to us for information and help, especially parents with their children."

Participating shopkeeper, Dill Puneet, and business owner of The Art Shop, in Wanstead High Street said: "We do support the local community and I think the idea is a good thing to have in the high street.

"It is good to encourage people to cycle and to have a green environment for all. We have regular cyclists who come to our shop, so they should benefit."

The scheme was funded out of a £250,000 grant given to Redbridge Council by Transport for London and is supported by the Wanstead Business Partnership.

The money will be spent on improving cycling in the borough until March 2014.

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12:57pm Thu 27 Sep 12

Cornbeefur says...

Will anything be done to deter the footway cyclists who wantonly ride along the pavement to the terror of pedestrians young and old?

Especially those cyclists with a child carrier attached which takes up the entire width of the footpath.
Will anything be done to deter the footway cyclists who wantonly ride along the pavement to the terror of pedestrians young and old? Especially those cyclists with a child carrier attached which takes up the entire width of the footpath. Cornbeefur
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1:02pm Thu 27 Sep 12

stickmanny says...

Will anything be done about Cornbeefur's tedious posts?
Will anything be done about Cornbeefur's tedious posts? stickmanny
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1:49pm Thu 27 Sep 12

Cornbeefur says...

stickmanny wrote:
Will anything be done about Cornbeefur's tedious posts?
Have you anything to say regarding this news item? It is tedious, when you comment about a contributor and not a story, just because you do not agree with comments posted.
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: Will anything be done about Cornbeefur's tedious posts?[/p][/quote]Have you anything to say regarding this news item? It is tedious, when you comment about a contributor and not a story, just because you do not agree with comments posted. Cornbeefur
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2:14pm Thu 27 Sep 12

NDevoto says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
Will anything be done to deter the footway cyclists who wantonly ride along the pavement to the terror of pedestrians young and old?

Especially those cyclists with a child carrier attached which takes up the entire width of the footpath.
Really? Must be a very wide child.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: Will anything be done to deter the footway cyclists who wantonly ride along the pavement to the terror of pedestrians young and old? Especially those cyclists with a child carrier attached which takes up the entire width of the footpath.[/p][/quote]Really? Must be a very wide child. NDevoto
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7:22pm Thu 27 Sep 12

Clear Thinking says...

NDevoto wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote: Will anything be done to deter the footway cyclists who wantonly ride along the pavement to the terror of pedestrians young and old? Especially those cyclists with a child carrier attached which takes up the entire width of the footpath.
Really? Must be a very wide child.
That's childhood obesity for you!
[quote][p][bold]NDevoto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: Will anything be done to deter the footway cyclists who wantonly ride along the pavement to the terror of pedestrians young and old? Especially those cyclists with a child carrier attached which takes up the entire width of the footpath.[/p][/quote]Really? Must be a very wide child.[/p][/quote]That's childhood obesity for you! Clear Thinking
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7:22pm Thu 27 Sep 12

Clear Thinking says...

NDevoto wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote: Will anything be done to deter the footway cyclists who wantonly ride along the pavement to the terror of pedestrians young and old? Especially those cyclists with a child carrier attached which takes up the entire width of the footpath.
Really? Must be a very wide child.
That's childhood obesity for you!
[quote][p][bold]NDevoto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: Will anything be done to deter the footway cyclists who wantonly ride along the pavement to the terror of pedestrians young and old? Especially those cyclists with a child carrier attached which takes up the entire width of the footpath.[/p][/quote]Really? Must be a very wide child.[/p][/quote]That's childhood obesity for you! Clear Thinking
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9:41pm Thu 27 Sep 12

Cornbeefur says...

Clear Thinking wrote:
NDevoto wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote: Will anything be done to deter the footway cyclists who wantonly ride along the pavement to the terror of pedestrians young and old? Especially those cyclists with a child carrier attached which takes up the entire width of the footpath.
Really? Must be a very wide child.
That's childhood obesity for you!
Worrying, someone who laughs at his own jokes. A tip, do not give up your day job.
[quote][p][bold]Clear Thinking[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NDevoto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: Will anything be done to deter the footway cyclists who wantonly ride along the pavement to the terror of pedestrians young and old? Especially those cyclists with a child carrier attached which takes up the entire width of the footpath.[/p][/quote]Really? Must be a very wide child.[/p][/quote]That's childhood obesity for you![/p][/quote]Worrying, someone who laughs at his own jokes. A tip, do not give up your day job. Cornbeefur
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7:28am Fri 28 Sep 12

stickmanny says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
Clear Thinking wrote:
NDevoto wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote: Will anything be done to deter the footway cyclists who wantonly ride along the pavement to the terror of pedestrians young and old? Especially those cyclists with a child carrier attached which takes up the entire width of the footpath.
Really? Must be a very wide child.
That's childhood obesity for you!
Worrying, someone who laughs at his own jokes. A tip, do not give up your day job.
It is tedious, when you comment about a contributor and not a story
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clear Thinking[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NDevoto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: Will anything be done to deter the footway cyclists who wantonly ride along the pavement to the terror of pedestrians young and old? Especially those cyclists with a child carrier attached which takes up the entire width of the footpath.[/p][/quote]Really? Must be a very wide child.[/p][/quote]That's childhood obesity for you![/p][/quote]Worrying, someone who laughs at his own jokes. A tip, do not give up your day job.[/p][/quote]It is tedious, when you comment about a contributor and not a story stickmanny
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12:06pm Fri 28 Sep 12

NDevoto says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
Clear Thinking wrote:
NDevoto wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote: Will anything be done to deter the footway cyclists who wantonly ride along the pavement to the terror of pedestrians young and old? Especially those cyclists with a child carrier attached which takes up the entire width of the footpath.
Really? Must be a very wide child.
That's childhood obesity for you!
Worrying, someone who laughs at his own jokes. A tip, do not give up your day job.
Worrying, someone who cannot read that the person quoting is a different poster from the original quote.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clear Thinking[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NDevoto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: Will anything be done to deter the footway cyclists who wantonly ride along the pavement to the terror of pedestrians young and old? Especially those cyclists with a child carrier attached which takes up the entire width of the footpath.[/p][/quote]Really? Must be a very wide child.[/p][/quote]That's childhood obesity for you![/p][/quote]Worrying, someone who laughs at his own jokes. A tip, do not give up your day job.[/p][/quote]Worrying, someone who cannot read that the person quoting is a different poster from the original quote. NDevoto
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6:17pm Fri 28 Sep 12

LakeBreeze says...

Cornbeefur, you yourself are not actually commenting on the article at hand, but digressing into your own obsession on that theme. Pot, meet Kettle...
Cornbeefur, you yourself are not actually commenting on the article at hand, but digressing into your own obsession on that theme. Pot, meet Kettle... LakeBreeze
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7:03pm Fri 28 Sep 12

stickmanny says...

he's disappeared up his own butt
he's disappeared up his own butt stickmanny
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4:50pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Duke of hazzzard says...

Sticky and corny.. Get a room!

I want to see a post from sticky complaining about those bikes being nicked and then a post from corny blaming the cyclists for having a bike.
Sticky and corny.. Get a room! I want to see a post from sticky complaining about those bikes being nicked and then a post from corny blaming the cyclists for having a bike. Duke of hazzzard
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