Thrifty One launches “borrow an e-bike” scheme, with ADT funding

Picture shows Christine and Ruth of Thrifty One taking delivery of the new e-bike from Neil Tuer of Alyth Cycles.

Alythians can now try out an ‘e-bike’ (a bicycle with an electric motor) without the expense of buying one for themselves, thanks to Thrifty One and Alyth Development Trust.

Thrifty One has purchased an e-bike using a grant from ADT’s Community Projects Fund, and plans to add a second machine in due course, depending on uptake and extra funding.  The bike was supplied by Alyth Cycles, who will store and maintain it.  

It will be made available from April onwards, subject to the easing of pandemic restrictions, free of charge for up to a day at a time to anyone wanting to try out cycling as an alternative means of transport.  Thrifty One hopes it will encourage new-comers and returnees to cycling to explore Alyth and its surrounding area either on their own or as part of one of the local cycling groups such as ‘Alyth Coffee Cycle’ every Wednesday (currently suspended due to the pandemic).

Ruth Brown of Thrifty One explained:  “Cycling benefits both mental and physical health through exercise, and by helping create a connection with the environment it also improves quality of life.  We hope that easy access to a community bike will encourage an awareness that bikes are a good alternative to cars for short journeys. An increase in cycling is beneficial to our community, being both environmentally friendly & sustainable.” 

ADT’s Community Projects Fund (CPF) distributes money from the community benefit funds donated to Alyth by Temporis Ltd, who operate the windfarm just northeast of the town. ADT is currently inviting applications for funding up to £2,000 before the deadline of 21 March.  Applications are assessed and awarded by an independent Community Panel in accordance with ADT’s aims and objectives. Find out more and connect to the application form here.  If you have a big idea but need funding to turn it into a reality, don’t delay and get your application in today!

REMINDER: COMMUNITY PROJECTS FUND NOW OPEN FOR NEW APPLICATIONS

Do you have a big idea that could help improve life in Alyth? We’ve re-opened our Community Projects Fund (CPF) for applications for funding up to £2,000 and the deadline is 21 March. Find out more and connect to the application form here. Under our agreement with Temporis Ltd, who operate the windfarm just northeast of Alyth, we distribute the community benefit funds they are donating to Alyth, and a big chunk of that is allocated direct to individuals and organisations in our community through the ACPF. Applications are assessed and awarded by an independent Community Panel in accordance with ADT’s aims and objectives. If you have a big idea but need funding to turn it into a reality, don’t delay and get your application in today!

Possible business opportunities from new SSEN sub-station

SSEN Transmission will shortly be beginning construction works on the new 275/400kV Alyth substation project. As part of this project, they are welcoming local businesses to attend an informal Microsoft Teams meeting to engage with their Principal Contractor to exchange details to further discuss outwith this introduction the possible business opportunities for the local supply chain that may be available.

The Meet the Buyer event will be taking place as follows:

9th March 2021

4-6pm

This project has the potential to create local business opportunities in the following fields; accommodation, security, catering, cleaning services, aggregate services, local labour services, road gritting, building and wholesaler merchants and others

Apply now for Community Project Funding!

Do you have a big idea that could help improve life in Alyth?  We’ve re-opened our Community Projects Fund (CPF) for applications for funding up to £2,000 and the deadline is 21 March.  Find out more and connect to the application form here.  Under our agreement with Temporis Ltd, who operate the windfarm just northeast of Alyth, we distribute the community benefit funds they are donating to Alyth, and a big chunk of that is allocated direct to individuals and organisations in our community through the ACPF.  Applications are assessed and awarded by an independent Community Panel in accordance with ADT’s aims and objectives.  If you have a big idea but need funding to turn it into a reality, don’t delay and get your application in today!