LAG Funds Two New Transport Projects

St Agnes Boating will use funding for online booking

Out of four projects put before the Local Action Group last week, two transport proposals were granted cash.

Two other applications were deferred pending further information.

Island Carriers will be paid £41,500 towards the purchase of an electric delivery vehicle. This is in addition to grant funding they have been offered for the purchase from the AONB.

Amanda Pender of LAG says they will be required to report on the performance, running costs and the overall commercial viability of the new vehicle as against their more traditional fleet of delivery vans. This information will be useful to other companies thinking of making the switch to an electric vehicle.

St Agnes Boating was awarded just under £10,000 for ‘Phase 2’ of their on-line booking service. It will enable real time booking and on-line payment facilities.

LAG Members were impressed with the continued efforts of owner, John Peacock to embrace innovative solutions in both technology and passenger choice. John says the new online service will enable customers to purchase weekly and gig championship passes, book their arrival and departure boats online and plan their holiday in the comfort of their own home.

This Wednesday, LAG headquarters will be at the St Agnes Reading Room from 11.00am to 7.00pm and all islanders who wish to discuss potential projects are welcome.


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