Cae Post, an innovative social enterprise based in Welshpool, has taken delivery of an £84,000 DAF vehicle to be used in its trade recycling service to collect paper, cardboard, plastics including film, glass, metals and textiles.
Operating in the Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Welshpool, Newtown, Llanidloes and Brecon areas, this new vehicle will be used to increase available capacity and a new driver is set to be recruited in the very near future.
Cae Post’s trade recycling service operates to provide people with a range of disabilities, or who are disadvantaged in the labour market, the same opportunity of contributing to their community through work as anyone else.
Said Sue Packer, General Manager of Cae Post: “This smaller vehicle will be able to access more difficult locations, such as narrow high streets where traditionally a 26 tonne vehicle struggles. We are looking forward to recruiting a new driver to operate this service and we are hoping to also provide an opportunity for a recycling operative to learn the ropes of being a driver’s mate.”
The 4.5 litre, 4 cylinder, 12 tonne truck features a number of enhanced safety features and is being supplied by Greenhous in Shrewsbury. It has been fitted with a Powapact 10 cubic metre refuse collection body by Garwood Europe of Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury.
Cae Post, the Powys based charity and social enterprise working to provide opportunities for disadvantaged people in Powys and Shropshire, has appointed Oswestry-based Ethos public relations to relaunch its website and to help increase recognition of its trading brands.
Cae Post is based in Trewern, Welshpool, and operates the Council’s recycling collection service in North Powys, as well as commercial recycling collection and processing in Powys and North Shropshire. The charity has also recently launched a hydrographics print business in Mile End, Oswestry, called Liquid Print Factory, to help support their ethos of providing work and training for people with disabilities or disadvantages in the jobs market.
Speaking about the link up, General Manager Sue Packer said: “Cae Post is a well regarded charity based in Powys, with 20 years’ experience working with people with disabilities and those who are disadvantaged in the jobs market, offering them useful and worthwhile work opportunities.
“We are a business just like any other, but the income we generate helps us to fulfil our charitable objectives to give everyone a chance to be part of the working world. We are looking forward to working with Ethos public relations to relaunch our websites, to help us gain even more recognition of our work in Powys and North Shropshire.”
Shaun Fisher, a Director at Ethos public relations, said: “As a business with a social conscience, we are looking forward to working with Sue and her team at Cae Post to help promote the charity and its commercial objectives. We have worked with a wide range of charities and social enterprises over the past 18 years and we have a real empathy for the work carried out by Cae Post for their beneficiaries.”
Third Sector First is officially opening its brand new centre in Dumfries on Friday 27 September, providing a unique space for charities, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and individual volunteers to work and meet.
The centre at 16 Queensberry Street will give voluntary and community organisations across Dumfries and Galloway a modern office location in which they can meet and network with other similar organisations. Within ground floor premises, the new centre has a high profile shop front and excellent provision for disabled access.
Third Sector First is funded by the Scottish Government and Dumfries and Galloway Council to support and develop a strong third sector. The third sector is made up of organisations that have a social purpose and exist to improve the lives of people and communities. This includes community groups, charities, social enterprises and cooperatives and everyone who works or volunteers for them.
Across Dumfries and Galloway there are literally thousands of people working or volunteering for third sector organisations. Until now these organisations haven’t had as strong a voice as they should and Third Sector First is all about changing that.
Third Sector First is holding an Open Day at its brand new centre and all are welcome to come along.
When: Friday 27 September, 10am – 3pm
Where: Third Sector First, 16 Queensberry Street, Dumfries DG1 1EX