Volunteers become the driving force

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AN amazing response from the public, after an appeal for volunteer drivers, means that the Volunteer Centre Buxton and District can now help even more people.

They now have the capacity to accept a lot of new passengers in the Chapel-en-le-Frith, Dove Holes, Whaley Bridge and Furness Vale areas.

Howard Gunn, Transport Manager, said: “If you are 65 years-old or over or have a disability preventing you from using public transport then you are entitled to use our Volunteer Passenger Transport Scheme.

“Since the last appeal a month or so back we have had a fantastic response from the public and now have drivers available in these areas with little to do.

“This is allowing us to expand the service we provide to these communities.

“If you want to go to the doctors, dentist or any medical appointment then we can help; we also can help with social outings for example, to the theatre or shopping trips,” he explained.

This scheme is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week; however the booking must be made during normal office hours, with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

If you are over 65 or have a disability preventing you from using public transport, then please call the Volunteer Centre Buxton and District on 01298 23970 and ask to speak to the Transport Department and they will then do all they can to help.