Bradmoor Farm, Rear Car Park
Bradmoor Farm, Rear Car Park
By Haddenham Webteam - 27th October 2015 12:01am
As a result of the hard work and dedication of a team of local people, and generous donations from members of the public, a brand new community transport service will be launched in Haddenham at the Medical Centre at 11:00am this Saturday 31st October. The new vehicle, 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. "We set up the Haddenham Community Vehicle Project last year with the aim of purchasing and operating such a vehicle and we are delighted we've managed to reach our objective. This is a serious win for the local community."
Local sources of funding include the Haddenham Beer Festivals Trust, Haddenham Village Fete and generous support from a significant grant from Heart of Bucks through Prevention Matters (Bucks County Council).
The vehicle, a modified VW Caddy, will be demonstrated at the launch. Starting operation from November, 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 journeys, 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, or as a volunteer driver, should contact the co-ordinator, Sue Brigham, on 07495 366779. Typical journeys are expected to include visits to hospital, other medical services and to social events. All requests will be considered carefully and prioritised to meet the needs of as many people as possible while making best use of the vehicle.
The Patron for the scheme is Margaret Aston, Chair of the Haddenham Parish Council. As well as Dr Hugh Stradling, the committee behind the Haddenham Community Vehicle project includes Peter Quilleash, David Hammond, Neil Dury, Keith Linger, Jean Watson, Sarah Warren and Jacky Keates.
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