Local Charity Goes Green for a Healthier Stoke-on-Trent

Posted on October 22, 2014 by Sean Hawkins

Last year The Dudson Centre, a charity resource centre dedicated to supporting local voluntary and community groups, was awarded with £3000 from Stoke-on-City Councils Travel Plan grant.

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The grant scheme from Stoke-on-Trent City Council aims to help make Stoke-on-Trent a greener, healthier place to live and work by supporting local organisations like The Dudson Centre to carry out sustainable travel initiatives.

Using this funding The Dudson Centre based on Hope Street, Hanley, has installed a shower room with changing facilities and a bike rack. These new facilities will offer and encourage all 16 tenants and their visitors to travel to the centre in environmentally friendly ways.

Jackie Wheeler, Facilities Manager for The Dudson Centre and VAST’s other community resource centre in Stafford, The HUB stated;

“It’s great to be able to give our tenants and all their visitors a choice of a greener and healthier way of travelling to and from their workplace.

We are extremely thankful to Stoke-on-Trent City Council for awarding us this grant and we are proud to have these facilities within our centre that not only benefit tenants and visitors but the city as a whole. “

The Dudson Centre is also home to the Dudson Café and The Dudson Museum. The Dudson Café’s new chef Ian Woodhouse has been cycling to work and making good use of the facilities;

“It’s been great having the facilities at the centre. It is so much easier to cycle rather than to drive through the city. It’s a real time saver.”

 If you are interested in visiting the centre or you are an organisation looking for office space in a central location with green traveling facilities please get in touch on 01782 68300 or visit www.dudsoncentre.org.uk.

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