The PLANED Bus
PLANED received funding from the Rural Community Development Fund for Wales, supplemented by the DATRIS Project and the Big Lottery Fund, to develop resources and establish projects to combat poverty in rural areas. With this funding we decided to create a “mobile PLANED office” which we can be used to provide support for communities within the county.
We took delivery of the bus on Monday afternoon, just in time for our AGM. The artwork along the bottom of the bus was something that had been specially created, by local artist Graham Brace, for PLANED and image was just too good not to use again.
We will use the bus in two main ways, one will be to augment the facilities of existing village halls: bringing a mobile wifi connection; printing facilities; computer hardware and, of course, expertise. Another important use will be as a small version of the PLANED office … bringing resources and support to places where there may not be a village hall or similar venue.