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Join Frome Community Cars

FROME Community Cars is on the lookout for more volunteer drivers and an wheelchair accessible car.

Frome Community Cars was launched only a few months ago by Frome Town Council, to help people in the community who struggle to access public transport in the town to get to medical appointments and social engagements.

Interest is growing and applications are coming in almost daily so the scheme is looking for more volunteer drivers to help deliver the demand.

Frome Town Council’s resilience officer, Cara Naden says, “To date, over 50 passengers have registered and are starting to use the service, with many  giving positive feedback of their experience with the volunteer drivers.

“It is not onerous; some of the volunteer drivers can spare an hour or two a week, others are retired and can help out more, so any spare time you can offer will be gratefully received.

“We are also looking for anyone who has a wheelchair accessible vehicle that they would be willing to bring to the scheme, or allow one of the volunteers to drive – insurance would be covered.”

Richard Fry, who helped start the scheme added, “The majority of journeys are within the Frome BA11 area, however if the established services such as the Slinky Bus or Mendip Community Transport (01749 880613) are unable to take a booking, then we can offer to help.”

For more information contact co-ordinator Mike Lane on 07596 591391, email fromecommunitycars@gmail.com, or go to www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/community-cars.