New Buses for Worcestershire’s Community Transport
Photo shows staff and volunteers of Worcester Wheels with Robin WalkerMP
The Consortium of Community Transport schemes in Worcestershire, Community Travel Worcestershire, was delighted to hear that six of its thirteen members were successful in their application to the Department for Transport’s Community Minibus Fund recently.
The £25million fund was open to Community Transport schemes across the country for either replacement or new minibuses.
Six schemes in Worcestershire – Pershore Volunteer Centre, Droitwich Spa and Rural CVS, Worcester Volunteer Centre (Worcester Wheels), Wyre Forest Dial-A-Ride, Community Transport Wyre Forest and Tenbury Transport Trust – successfully bid for new and replacement vehicles and are now waiting to order their vehicles.
Nigel Caldicott, Chair of the Consortium, said ‘This is great news, not just for these six schemes but also for all their clients, as it will enable schemes to provide an even higher level of service. We are delighted that all the schemes who applied were successful and look forward to seeing the new vehicles on the road in the near future.’
Worcestershire Community Transport Consortium is a partnership of the 13 main Community Transport providers in the County and Worcestershire County Council. Formed in 2013, the Consortium aims to support the development of Community Transport in the County and to share best practice between partners.
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