Safe zone bus wins award

Great news for Dundee’s Safe Zone Bus initative, which has scooped the silver prize at the recent UK Bus Awards. The project was shortlisted with the city’s main bus operator, Xplore Dundee, in the ‘Bus and the Community’ category, which recognises industry-leading examples of partnership community work. The bus will return to Dundee city centre this weekend, Friday 9 and Saturday 10 December from 10pm – 4am in Lidl carpark, manned by volunteers and experts in health and social care who are on hand to help.

Arwen and Holly at the Safe Zone bus

Over 700 people have used the bus this year for first aid, emotional support, mobile charging facilities, help to get home safely and freebies for keeping safe. We are glad this service is returning to keep the public safe and supported.

Have you used the bus and do you have feedback about how it was for you? Would you be interested in volunteering on the Safe Zone Bus or finding out more about the project? Email: dundeesafezone@alcoholtayside.com

Dundee Safe Zone is a multi-agency partnership with Police Scotland Ambulance Service, Xplore Dundee, National Express, ROCK Street Chaplains Dundee, Dundee City Council Alcohol and Drug Partnership, Dundee Community Safety Partnership, CAIR Scotland, British Red Cross and Dundee Focus on Alcohol.