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Local Community Transport Group Needs More Drivers

A ‘lifeline’ community transport group has called for a dozen new volunteers to help meet increasing demand on its services.

West Norfolk Community Transport provides a range of vital community transport services, such as a door to door service, in West Norfolk including Downham Market areas.

The group provides transport for vulnerable people including the elderly, people with disabilities, and community groups who have no other access to transport. Transport allows people to attend medical appointments, pay bills, visit friends and family, and to take part in social events.

However, increasing demands for transport has put the group under pressure and it needs up to a dozen new drivers.

Dee Jackson, group manager, said: “We have seen a really heavy increase in demand for our services, particularly for medical appointments. We always try to help but the demands are growing all the time and it is becoming a struggle.

“We need around 12 extra drivers as soon as possible to help us meet the increased demand and to take the burden off our existing drivers. Our services really are a lifeline to many vulnerable and  isolated local people, so volunteers would really be providing a huge boost to their community.”

Free training would be given and volunteers are never left out of pocket. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer driver for West Norfolk Community Transport should telephone 01553 776971 or by email [email protected].



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