Funding from Hampshire County Council and Test Valley Borough Council has enabled Test Valley Community Services (TVCS), to purchase two new fully accessible Minibuses for their Community Transport Scheme. The scheme provides accessible transport for anyone who cannot easily access public or private transport to enable them to get to group meetings, doctor/hospital appointments, shops and leisure activities.
Local and Hampshire County Councillors joined TVCS Chair Dorothy Baverstock at the launch of the new buses on Andover High Street on the 2nd December. Terry Bishop, Chief Executive of Test Valley Community Services commented “we are delighted with our new buses which are available for all community, statutory and voluntary groups to use as transport for their own activities.”
Local Charities and Community Groups can hire the buses using TVCS drivers or their own MIDAS qualified drivers if they prefer. Hire costs offer groups excellent value for money as TVCS are subsidising the rental. TVCS are currently recruiting for more new volunteer drivers for their Community Transport Scheme and ask anyone interested in volunteering to get in touch.
For further information contact the Community Transport Office on 0330 4004 116