Community Transport

We have been approached by WRCC which is a registered charity that aims to support rural communities in Warwickshire. One of the services they provide is community transport and they are planning to launch a new service in Rugby Borough in the autumn of 2018. Below is a link to their website which details the type of service they are looking to set up.In a nutshell, the service will operate using a wheelchair accessible minibus and serve the rural areas of Rugby Borough. It will provide transport from peoples homes into Rugby town to access shopping and social facilities such as lunch clubs, job clubs and community based services. The service will be a pre-booked and collect from peoples homes rather than bus stops to support those who either cannot walk the distance to their bus stop, or don't have a regular public bus service. The service will be available to everyone, but they anticipate will be mostly used by the elderly population. they have split the rural areas up in to 5 sections so each area will be served one day per week.They are now trying to gather information from Parishes and asking for feedback on the following:

  • do you have any evidence of any local transport needs, or have residents raised the lack of available transport as an issue to your Parish Council
  • if there are any particular venues or places people would like to visit that they currently find difficult to access
  • most importantly what day would best suit residents to receive a service to ensure it doesn't clash with activities that are already in place within the villages

It would be extremely helpful to receive any information back to the Clerk on this subject

Posted: Wed, 01 Aug 2018 14:30 by Helen Denton-Stacey

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