River Trip: leaving HVH at 9.30am
via Gay Jordan
By Haddenham Webteam - 5th October 2015 10:15am
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
Local teenage bands are being offered the opportunity to play before a live audience during the Feast Festival (Friday 20 September).Rock in the Village Hall is a unique event for Haddenham, reflecting the diversity of the village's cultural tastes. The event is headlined by 'Bad Solution', an Anglo-Polish hi-energy progressive metal band. But the event also provides a stage for...
ZKS Martial Arts are offering free taster sessions to youngsters who would like to explore the delights of martial arts.The classes take place at Haddenham St Mary's School.Register your children for a free trial and make the most of the free joining pack in September (worth up to £26)!! http://www.zksmartialarts.co.uk//?fbclid=IwAR3GdSsdYCfdJ-527xvKU5WYYLn4k5zp...
Who's the Shoutiest Person in Haddenham?!Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! All villagers to gather at the Kings Head at 8pm on Thursday 22nd August, where the People will decide who will be the Feast Festival Crier.As a bit of fun for the Feast Festival, anyone with a loud voice is encouraged to enter the Crier competition being held at the Kings Head next Thursday evening. Anyone who wants to have a...