Transport

Edinburgh City Council - Get Up & Go Awards

theo_pep
Oct 17 2017
VolunteersEventTransport

"PEP volunteers - Going that extra mile"

Congratulations to our volunteer Drivers and Passenger Assistants who have been presented with the Crystal Star award at this years ‘Get Up and Go’ magazine launch by Edinburgh Council. The presentation took place at Leith Theatre on Wednesday 4th October and was very well attended by lots of older people from across the whole of Edinburgh.

This Crystal Star award recognises that PEP’s transport service stands out as a vital provision for older people. The volunteers who support the service have shown that they “Go the extra mile” and really make a true difference to the lives of older people in the North West locality of Edinburgh.

This new award has been created especially this year for PEP’s volunteers by the Get Up & Go team.  The lovely Crystal Star award this year was named “Going That Extra Mile” in honour of PEP’s transport volunteers.

It is great that our volunteers are recognised in this way as they so kindly give of their free time to help others and to support the local community.Get up and go 1

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Congratulations to them all. 

PEP’s Buses Vandalised… Twice!

theo_pep
Nov 23 2016
Transport

Back on the 17th of November PEP’s drivers arrived at the bus fleet at Morrison’s car park to discover that 2 vehicles had been vandalised. One bus had both back doors smashed in and the works van, vital for the gardening and decorating service, had its front windscreen smashed.


Then less than a week later TWO MORE of PEP’s bus fleet were vandalised. This time both buses had the back windows smashed out with the large rocks used clearly on show. This senseless destruction is having a devastating knock on effect on our ability to run the transport service smoothly and affects not only PEP’s service users but also other organisations for older people who rely on the buses.


We apologise to any organisation that may have had their transport provision affected by our misfortune and are currently looking for a solution to this situation.

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PEP Needs Help

theo_pep
Mar 11 2016
Transport

Can you help us?

Unfortunately PEP is going to be losing its bus parking facilities round at West Pilton Place.

We need secure and accessible parking local to North Edinburgh for our fleet of 10 minibuses. If anyone knows of any organisation or business who can assist this local charity; please ask them to get in touch with PEP’s manager Helen Tait on 315 4466.

Please spread the word! Thank you.

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