Haddenham.net

Community Vehicle for Haddenham

Home » News » Community Vehicle for Haddenham
Haddenham Community Vehicle 01
Haddenham Community Vehicle 03
Haddenham Community Vehicle 02

As a result of the hard work and dedication of a team of local people, and generous donations from members of the public, Haddenham now has its own community vehicle. The new vehicle, which has been specially adapted to accommodate a wheelchair, will be used to make life easier for people living in and around Haddenham who have transport difficulties because of walking disabilities.

"After experiencing problems while taking a friend for a physiotherapy session, I realised that Haddenham desperately needed a vehicle, owned by the community and accessible to all, that could transport a wheelchair and its occupant easily, conveniently and comfortably," said retired general practitioner, Dr Hugh Stradling. "I mentioned this to some friends from the village who all agreed it was a great idea. As a result, we set up the Haddenham Community Vehicle Project with the aim of purchasing and operating such a vehicle."

After months of fundraising and many hours of work by the members of the project committee, the vehicle, a VW Caddy, has now been purchased and will take to the road on in October 2015. It will service an area roughly the same as that served by Haddenham Medical Centre, and will be driven by volunteer drivers.

A small charge will be made for transport provided by the vehicle, but it is hoped that most of the running costs will be covered by sponsorship, grants and charitable donations.

Anyone who would like to be considered for transport by the new Haddenham Community Vehicle should contact the co-ordinator, Mrs Sue Brigham, on 07495 366779.

Typical journeys are expected to include visits to hospital, other medical services and to social events. The team operating the vehicle will consider all requests carefully and will prioritise them to meet the needs of as many people as possible while making best use of the vehicle.

As well as Dr Hugh Stradling, the committee behind the Haddenham Community Vehicle project initially included Peter Quilleash, David Hammond, Neil Dury, Keith Linger, Jean Watson, Sarah Warren and Jacky Keates. Throughout the project, the committee has received invaluable assistance, support and advice from CIB (Community Impact Bucks).

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Steve & Jess
Haddenham Webteam: Wed 23 May 5:45pm

Warmest congratulations to Steve Gregory and his team at Fitlife. On Tuesday evening, 22nd May, Fitlife won the 'best new business' category at the Bucks Business Awards.Says Steve: "We are super chuffed about it and would like to say 'thank you' to the people of Haddenham and surrounding areas for supporting the gym and for contributing towards our winning this...

Roadworks_Road Closed Sign 01
Haddenham Webteam: Wed 23 May 4:45pm

Sue Gilbert, Clerk to Haddenham Parish Council, has confirmed that (at long last) the remedial line marking has been programmed to occur along Woodways, in the vicinity of the zebra crossing — now 2 years old ! Apparently, it has been a battle attempting to cajoule the contractor into arranging with the line marking sub-contractor to return to site to undertake this work.Transport for Bucks...

janey-enticott-01a
Haddenham Webteam: Wed 23 May 11:45am

Looking to improve your fitness levels? Janey Enticott reminds us that she now offers seven Jazzercise classes a week, plus a new one which started in January, designed for the less active. The new class provides some gentle movement and then uses chairs for the majority of the class to work on strength and toning. Here's the full list:MondayHVH 9-9.30am Strength30HVH 9.30-10.30am...