New buses for community transport group

December 22 2018

New buses for community transport group

FOUR Towns and Vale Link Community Transport, based in Frampton Cotterell, is to have its oldest vehicles replaced thanks to a share of £800,000 in government funding. The charity provides essential travel and social trips to help people retain their independence if they are unable to use public transport.
Chief Executive Nigel Davis said:  “This is very welcome news in these difficult times and will help to manage increasing operational costs whilst providing further support for the socially isolated and transport disadvantaged.”
The new vehicles will reduce emissions and ongoing maintenance costs and use less fuel. They’ll also offer a more comfortable journey for passengers.
The grant was the result of a successful bid by South Gloucestershire Council to the Local Growth Fund.  It was awarded by the West of England Joint Committee (WECA).
Green Community Travel in Yate will also benefit from the funding pot. Chair Cllr Marian Gilpin said: “There are many different groups of disadvantaged people in our communities, and many who can’t get to a bus stop, or use a regular service. Organisations like ours attempt to assist them all – having a tremendous effect in combatting loneliness and isolation.”
“We are truly grateful to receive this funding as it is otherwise difficult to assemble enough money to be able to replace our vehicles and continue to perform these valuable services.”