Friday, November 30, 2007

The long awaited update..

I mentioned earlier on in the week that we'd been a bit slack at writing the blog and that there was plenty of stuff we could be updating you on, well as promised here we go..

Recycling for the City.

Recycling is something we are keen on here at Hereford Pedicabs and recently an issue came to light that we thought we could do something about. Businesses in town have no recycling provided by the Council, if they want to recycle paper and card they have to pay and external company to come in and remove it, this, as you can imagine, is a costly process. What many shops and businesses end up doing is throwing all of there paper waste into the orange Council bags.

There are two things to note about throwing stuff in the orange bags: 1- It all goes to landfill (bad) 2- It costs £1 a bag (lots!), so with the help of a few other companies we think we can provide a solution. we can pick up the paper and card for cheaper than £1 a bag, then a local company who recycle paper is going to place a container at the Courtyard and remove the paper for free. They sell it on, we make our cash out of picking the paper up and hey presto- affordable sustainable recycling of paper and card for local businesses. Less to landfill an better for the environment.

There are some loose ends being tied up now but in the new year we are launching the scheme so if you think you could benefit get in touch -

Recycling with worms!
Some of our paper and card will end up at enviroshred, they turn it into compost with worms! The idea is to turn paper from business into compost which can be used on flower beds in town, we thought that would be a nice idea.

Cargo and Cabs update...

There's been a bit about this already this week so, just a quick one to tell you that the Cabs have taken 7000 customers now and the Cargo has taken over 6000 items, crazy stuff! It's an exciting time for us and we are growing rapidly, thank you to all of our customers and all of our staff, we couldn't do it without you.

Advertising and promotions for customers..

As you can see from this bike (in the process of having ads put on) we have advertising on our bikes now, both of them are covered in all sorts, shops, pubs, gyms and as we get towards Christmas and the New Year something very special will be happening.. If you ride on a pedicab you will get given one of these:It's a sticker and will entitle you to all sorts of discounts and free things in the pubs and clubs of Hereford, cheap drinks, cheap entry and even cheap gym classes to help you burn off all those drink based calories!

New Staff

In the new year we'll have two new cab riders on board - Tom Booth and Matt Pember - both nice chaps who can't wait to come on board!

Movember and supporting beard

Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a charity event held during November each year. At the start of Movember guys register with a clean shaven face. The Movember participants known as Mo Bros then have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their moustache and along the way raise as much money and awareness about male health issues as possible.

My brother Jon has been taking part in Movember, here he is dressed as a Spaceman (answers on the back of a postcard) last week, I think you'll find it's a fine Mo!I was late to join the game, so officially couldn't take part in Movember so I crafted a fine beard in support, i call it the Geoff, named after Geoff from Byker Grove.

So there we have it, you are now pretty much up to speed. It's almost December, so almost time for Christmas trees and Festive Cheers, Sumo (friend of Pedicabs) seems to have both Festive Cheer and Christmas tree sorted in one...