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August 12 2015.

An independent estate agency in Seaford is looking to build on its impressive environmental credentials by testing an electronic bike to use when visiting properties.

Newberry Tully, in Church Street, already uses solar energy, an electric company car, low energy LED lights and a policy of recycling as much as possible.

Company partners, Andrew Tully and Stephen Newberry, explained why being green is so important to the company.

Stephen said: “We are always looking at ways in which we can reduce our agency’s impact on the environment. Both Andrew and I are fascinated by how new technology can improve the way things are done and having the electric bike on trial is something that instantly appealed to us.”

The firm already has a Nissan Leaf electric car which they’ve nicknamed Sparky. The environmentally friendly focus extends to solar panels which provide the office with all its electrical needs and has already proved to be a good investment for the business.

Andrew added: “I have young children, so by doing all we can to reduce our impact on the environment makes me feel as if we are doing something very positive for them and future generations.”

Stephen said: “We live and work in a beautiful part of the country and doing our bit to keep it that way is very important for us. Our clients appreciate and understand what we are striving for and the response to our environmental efforts has been overwhelmingly positive and supportive.”

The agency has been working closely with Sustrans, a charity promoting sustainable transport across the UK.