£1.4 million grant for local transport schemes

EACH of Derbyshire’s seven community transport schemes is to receive a share of a £1.491 million grant from the county council to help with day-to-day running costs.

And rural Action Derbyshire is being given £25,000 for the Wheels to Work Scheme which helps people who would otherwise have difficulty getting to work or training.

Councillor Simon Spencer, DCC’s Deputy Leader and cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “Community transport and the voluntary car schemes do an excellent job in helping people who have difficulty using public transport keep their independence and get around to places like the shops or doctors’ surgeries.

He added: “Wheels to Work is a great scheme in helping people reach employment.”

Community transport schemes provide a range of services including Dial-a-Bus, Group Travel for organisations such as lunch clubs, pensioners groups, Scouts and Guides and the Active Travel service transporting people to and from healthcare appointments.

For more details about community transport services in Derbyshire visit www.derbyshirect.co.uk .