North Lincolnshire Council provides job seekers with green transport

job seekers green transport

North Lincolnshire Council provides job seekers with green transport

North Lincolnshire Council has provided job seekers with a form of green transport to help them travel to work or training.

18 new electric mopeds have been added to their current fleet of 10, enabling more people to travel to work in a greener and more cost-effective way.

Five petrol mopeds are also available for use by job seekers as part of a scheme, Wheels 2 Work, which launched in 2012.

Cllr Julie Reed, cabinet member for children and families, said: “Being unable to get to and from work or training can be a real barrier for people and this is a great example where we can, as a council, remove it – especially for those living in more rural areas.

“We are enabling even more people [to] get to work with the extension of the scheme.

“The current scooters are helping people in places like Thealby, Barton and Barnetby with their commute and they are particularly useful for shift work when getting public transport isn’t an option.”

The green scooters can reportedly be rented for as little as £60 per month.

The payment includes a ‘fully taxed and serviced petrol or electric moped, compulsory CBT training, comprehensive insurance, breakdown support, servicing and maintenance, a security lock and a helmet, gloves and a high-vis vest’.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “Many people are passionate about the environment and the new electric mopeds will allow them to get to the places they need and at the same time reduce their carbon footprint.

“This is a fantastic scheme which is helping lots of people get into work, to earn some money of their own, and start a meaningful and fruitful career.”

Any job seekers who is struggling to get to work or training can apply to rent one of these green scooters here.

This is not all that the Scunthorpe MP has been a part of this year.

Back in January, Holly Mumby-Croft also presented Samaritans with a £15,000 cheque in order to help the charity with the recent rise in mental health cases caused by the pandemic.

All of these actions by the council are stepping stones to a brighter future for the region.

(Pictured: Cllr Ogg, Cllr Reed, Cllr Marper, Holly Mumby-Croft and Andrew Percy)

(Image by: North Lincolnshire Council)

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