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Scams and cold callers
We have recently been made aware of companies calling to sell you various protection cover or phone add ons etc. Please be extra vigilant and do not give bank details to these companies unless you are 100% certain they are legitimate. These companies sell your details on to other companies and before you know it, you are inundated with cold callers trying to sell you everything under the sun. Think, do you actually need what they are selling? And if you are uncertain then ask them to call back so you can consult with someone who will know! Some of these companies are very crafty and sound very genuine, but once they have your bank details, they can set up all sorts of payments and will slowly take everything you have in your account. Some even pose as police officers and sound very realistic, if you are in doubt, hang up and call the non emergency police number 101 and ask for advice. We will be getting in touch with trading standards and setting up a session at the station in Llanwrtyd where they will advise you and the best way to deal with these calls and how to find out who is genuine and who is not! Watch this space for announcement of dates. In the mean time, keep your bank details safe!
We are proud to announce that we have retained our social enterprise mark again this year. We are one of only four community transport schemes to have this mark, the other 3 being very large schemes in the south of England. The Social Enterprise Mark is only awarded to credible social enterprises that can prove they operate with the central aim of using income and profits to maximise positive social and/or environmental impact, taking precedent over a requirement to maximise personal profit for owners and shareholders.
Not only have we be awarded this Mark for another year, we have been selected to be one of the social enterprises that demonstrate to other applicants, effective examples of social impact statements and supporting evidence. Apparently we are an interesting example! Making a Mark
We have also been selected as the feature Mark holder for the next newsletter, February 2016 which can be found Here
I have also attached a copy of our Impact Declaration for you to have a look at.
The following is an email received from Sophie Butland, Marketing and communications officer at Social Enterprise Mark.
I thought you may like to know that we are featuring Llanwrtyd Wells Community Transport in the ‘Making a Mark’/social impact section of the website, as an interesting example of measuring and demonstrating impact/value:
You may have noticed in our recent newsletters that we are featuring examples chosen by my colleague Richard Cobbett. Richard has decided to feature your example for the next newsletter, this is due to be published within the next week.
Voting has now ended
We will be attending the Social Enterprise Mark, "Standing up to Scrutiny" conference tomorrow to find out the results of the Making A Mark competition. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for us. Whether we win or not, to be shortlisted against so many wonderful organisations is a feat in itself for our little organisation!
Please Vote for us!!
We have been nominated for an award through the Social Enterprise Mark
We have been shortlisted as one of just 7 social enterprises in the whole of the UK, that in iself is a massive achievement that we are extremely proud of, but imagine if we were able to win? All it takes is a few clicks and you are helping our little community get on the map!
Scroll to the bottom of the page, click on Llanwrtyd Community Transport, and submit vote. If anyone has trouble voting, there is an additional link at the top of the page that says click here, that will take you directly to a voting page. Thank you for your support!
Look Out, the Swallows are back!!
Our annual residents are back again! The swallows are back for thier 45th year of residence, and they still haven't paid a penny of rent!!
Visitors must beware when entering as the swallows really don't mind who they dive at. But it is wonderful to watch them repairing old nests and rearing the young.
Llanwrtyd Community Transport takes over the old station buildings in Llanwrtyd
With the help and co operation of Network Rail, Llanwrtyd Community Transport is taking over the occupancy of the old Station building in Llanwrtyd.
We would love to have input from the community to make the most of this wonderful opportunity. Please visit Here for full details.
We are proud to be one of the few community groups to achieve the Social Enterprise Mark in Wales. The Social Enterprise Mark independently proves when a business or organisation puts profits towards social or environmental good. Being certified with the Social Enterprise Mark is the only independent proof that our business is not only good for our customers but good for society too.
To find out more about the Social Enterprise Mark go to http://www.socialenterprisemark.org.uk/
Statistics for year ending April 2016 Community Transport
Mileage covered: 103,307
- Total passengers carried: 25,652
- 4171 passengers were people with severe mobility issues.
- Passengers carried for medical purposes: 1503
- Passengers carried for work purposes: 175
- Passengers carried for social inclusion: 2298
New addition to the fleet!
We recently purchased a new minibus to add to our current buses. Thanks to David Spear Commercials
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