Plea for new drivers for car scheme

PUBLISHED: 09:31 22 May 2015 | UPDATED: 09:31 22 May 2015


The new co-ordinators of the Budleigh Salterton Voluntary Car Service are making an appeal for more drivers to come forward.

The scheme’s day-to-day bookings were taken over by Honiton-based TRIP last month after the retirement of long-serving Budleigh co-ordinator John Jarvis.

TRIP manager Neil Hurlock said that, following a few teething troubles, the scheme was now running more smoothly, but more drivers would still be very welcome.

He said: “There are occasions where we have had to let a couple of people down as there haven’t been drivers available.

“It would be nice if we could have a couple of new drivers come on board so we could then deal with the demand.

“It’s a valuable resource for the people of the Budleigh area. It’s very much appreciated by the people we transport.”

The scheme takes people on a variety of trips, including to medical appointments, and carries up to 20 passengers on its busiest days.

Volunteers drive their own car, and receive an allowance for their mileage.

Anyone who might be interested in becoming a driver is invited to call TRIP on 01404 46529.

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