Celebration and Launch of Dolen Teifi Community Transport Projects
Join us on Friday 17th September in Llandysul Park anytime between 12.30 and 3pm to see our vehicles and find out about community transport services and volunteering. The event aims to provide an insight to the organisation by taking you on a journey from its conception, to where we are today.
A little history...
Llandysul a Phont Tyweli Cyf (LPY) is a not-for-profit organisation and is an expanding community transport provider whose aims are to help build a strong and viable future for the communities of Llandysul and Pont-Tyweli through integrated action to sustain, enhance and promote the area's environment, local economy, distinctive culture and quality of community life.
In 2006 after extensive consultation with the communities in and around Llandysul it was apparent that transport was becoming an increasing issue for many in the area.
In recognition of this LPY established Dolen Teifi Community Transport. Building on the demand Dolen Teifi has expanded its operations to meet the transport needs of many other communities in Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire
Over the last year, LPY have secured £575k of funding from two providers to further develop and enhance its transport services.
Funder: The National Lottery through Rural Wales
A four-year project "Connecting our Communities by Community Empowerment".
- Purchase three fully electric Nissan e-NV 200 seven-seater fully accessible wheelchair carrying MPV's (Multi Purpose Vehicle) that will be driven by fully trained volunteer drivers and sited in outlying locations around the Llandysul area.
- Roll out locally the nationally recognised wheelchair passport standard so that all wheelchairs are certified to be safe for users to travel in them.
- Install three public use Electrical Vehicles (EV) charging points.
- The project will provide an innovative, environmentally friendly, gap plugging intervention, enabling access to essential services / social opportunities helping communities become resilient and well linked so that they can flourish and function.
Welsh Government ULEVTF (Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Transformation Fund)
Community Transport Association (CTA UK).
- Purchase two fully electric MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) Nissan eNV 200 seven-seater fully accessible wheelchair carrying MPV's that will be driven by fully trained volunteer drivers.
- The vehicles will be sited within partnerships formed at Llanelli and Kidwelly.
- Five electric bikes that will be sited in Llandysul and available for recreation, health and wellbeing, as well as being available for the tourism sector.
- The project will provide an innovative, environmentally friendly, gap plugging solution to access essential services/social opportunities that helps communities become well linked so that they can flourish and function.