Support Schools to be 'Active Travel Beacons'

Our plan to address this step:
  • Support School Active Travel Plans
  • Young Air Quality Health Champions
  • Targeted anti-idling projects
Tracking progress:
  • Number of schools implementing travel plans and TfL stars accreditation
  • Increased walking and cycling to school
Who is involved:
  • Schools
  • Newham Council including environmental control and transport planners
  • Voluntary, Community and Faith Sectors

Can you help?

We rely on the support from organisations and individuals to help us deliver our goals. We are on the look out for more partners who are able to support this step. Please email [email protected] or [email protected] to find out more.

Now is the time to act. Together we can make Newham a healthier borough.


Newham changemaker

Onome is an Active Newham, British Heart Foundation and COVID-19 Health Champion volunteer in Newham. As part of her involvement as a Health Champion, Onome runs a cycling club. Onome set up the cycling club to provide people with an opportunity to exercise and socialise during these difficult times. Her goal was to help keep the community healthy – both mentally, physically and emotionally.

“Back in my country cycling was my means of transportation, literally to everywhere. But when I came here, that chance wasn’t available. When the opportunity came to set up a cycling club I jumped at the chance. We have had a range of cycling abilities – from beginners through to experts. It has been great fun.”

– Onome Juliet Eric, Volunteer

Contact us

Get in touch to find out how you can support the borough’s drive to be healthier.

We are on the look out for organisations and people in our community who are thinking differently, challenging the norms, trying new things and looking at ways they can help Newham be a healthier borough.

If you think you can help, we’d love to hear from you, email [email protected]

Follow our hashtag for #whatsyourstep