Firms urged to join cycling scheme

An exercise involving Hampshire emergency services has been held on board HMS Queen Elizabeth at HMNB Portsmouth.  Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service, Hampshire Ambulance Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and Portsmouth Naval Bases Emergency Response Team (ERT) were put through their paces on board the Royal Navys brand new aircraft carrier.  The ship put together a realistic harbour fire exercise with training smoke and mock casualties to test their agencies in their response and in working together to combat an emergency on an extremely unfamiliar environment.

IN PICTURES: The first major emergency training exercise on HMS Queen Elizabeth

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BUSINESS in Portsmouth have been invited to bid for money for measures to increase cycling and walking to work.

Until October 14, businesses can apply for up to £3,000 from the Workplace Sustainable Travel Fund to encourage employees to cycle or walk to the workplace, such as secure cycle parking, lockers and pool bikes.

Councillor Jim Fleming, Portsmouth City Council’s cabinet member for traffic and transportation, said: ‘I am pleased that we are able to offer local businesses the opportunity to bid for money to promote sustainable travel to their employees.’