Thursday, 21 July 2016

Dundee Community Transport - new wheelchair dedicated service

As many residents will already be aware, Dundee Community Transport is a local charity that provides an affordable and accessible transport service for Dundee’s over 65 community.

It has secured funding to trial a wheelchair dedicated service as part of its very popular Community Cars project and yesterday, I was delighted to attend the launch event and official ribbon cutting ceremony at the City Chambers.

Amongst the speakers was Jan Goodall (pictured right at the event) - Jan was Dundee Community Transport's first chair when it was formed back in 2005 and she has been a tireless and effective campaigner for community transport in Dundee.

You can read more about Dundee Community Transport here.

Later yesterday, I attended the latest meeting of the Jericho House support group, a regular meeting at which a number of us discuss fundraising and other projects to support this important facility in the West End Ward, that assists those recovering from alcoholism.    

We had an excellent discussion about a number of matters including Jericho House participating in "Drink the Musical!" now taking part in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the house obtaining a new minibus and the successful improvements to the house's back garden/seating area.