Entries by Gail Parkes

Record year for Memberships and STARS licenses!

Record year for Memberships and STARS licenses! As we approach the end of the 2023/24 Team Modeshift membership year, we’re delighted to reveal that the number of Members has broken all previous records! 207 organisations are fully registered Members of Modeshift in 2023/24 including 111 local authorities. A full breakdown is included in the table […]

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Modeshift STARS School Regional Awards 2023!

  The Modeshift STARS Regional Awards took place on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 November 2023. The regional awards showcase and celebrate the amazing Modeshift STARS journey each school is on. Congratulations to all the schools nominated and to all of this year’s winners! We had 124 schools shortlisted for the Regional Awards from 28 Local […]

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Modeshift STARS Annual Education Report 2022/23

Modeshift STARS Annual Education Report 2022/23 The Modeshift STARS Education scheme has had its most successful year since the inception of the programme in 2008. In this report we will present the results of the Modeshift STARS programme for the 2022/23 accreditation year which runs from 1 September 2022 to 31 August 2023, including delivery […]

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Hear from The Ridge Primary School – South Gloucestershire STARS Local Authority Primary School of the Year 2023/2024

Interview with Active Travel Champions: The Ridge Primary School, South Gloucestershire STARS Local Authority Primary School of the Year 2023/2024 We spoke to Beverley Furber from The Ridge Junior School, who were recently awarded STARS Local Authority Primary School of the Year 2023/24, South Gloucestershire Council  Why did you get involved with travel plans and […]

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Portercroft School, Sheffield share their Outstanding Travel Plan accreditation success.

Interview: Portercroft School, Sheffield, South Yorkshire Portercroft School recently gained a STARS Outanding Travel Plan accreditation. We spoke with Deputy Headteacher, Sarah Holman, and Teaching Assistant, Paula Edwards formerly of Sheffield City Council. Why did you get involved in travel plans in the first place? What was your first motivator? Sarah said: ‘As a school […]

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Modeshift Active Travel Ambassadors share their success!

In March 2022 Modeshift, in partnership with The Bikeability Trust, was awarded funding by the Active Travel England to deliver a pilot Active Travel Ambassadors programme across England as a means to increase walking and cycling levels and encourage more secondary schools to produce a Modeshift STARS accredited Travel Plan. We are delighted the funding […]

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Central Park Business Park & Darlington Borough Council promote sustainable transport initiatives

Business Central, Darlington College and The Centre for Process Innovation all attained approved level travel plan accreditation through Modeshift STARS on August 31 2023. The range of occupiers all based upon the Central Park Business Park site in Darlington have worked in conjunction with Darlington Borough Council to develop and maintain a wide variety of […]

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Modeshift support multi-occupier Business Parks through STARS Business

Modeshift support multi-occupier Business Parks through STARS Business Modeshift were delighted to attend the Sherburn in Elmet Business Forum meeting on Wednesday 18 October alongside representatives from North Yorkshire Council, Northern Rail, TransPennine Express and Arriva UK. An open discussion was held with a range of occupiers based upon the Sherburn in Elmet Business Park […]

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TravelWise Week Awards WINNERS 2023!

TravelWise Week Awards WINNERS It was a difficult job for our judges,  but we’re thrilled to announce the Winners and runners up for the TravelWise Week 2023 awards which took place  at our Team Modeshift National Sustainable Travel Awards 2023 Thursday 23 November, at York Racecourse STARS Programme Manager Tom Murray said: ‘Well done to […]

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Modeshift STARS system biggest upgrades released!

In September this year, we released one of the biggest ever upgrades to the Modeshift STARS system This included a number of minor bug fixes, some improvements to the layout of the system, more flexibility with user types, new dashboards for all users, and our new Carbon Commute tracking survey for businesses. ‘How to’ guidance […]

Modeshift STARS Spring Accreditation Success 2023!

Modeshift STARS Spring Accreditation Success 2023! The Modeshift STARS schemes have seen fantastic numbers of sites achieving accreditation this Spring! 273 accreditation applications have been approved between January and March 2023. We have seen a huge increase in STARS Business applications demonstrating the continued commitment from our members in business settings, and we are also […]