Devon’s Community Transport Awareness Week

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Posted on: 6 June 2016

This week marks the third annual Community Transport Awareness Week across Devon.

“Transport for Your Community” and its Community Transport group members, who are supported by Devon County Council, are co-ordinating events for the awareness week which runs until Sunday (12 June).

A number of local Community Transport groups will be showcasing the services they provide in their individual parishes. They will be visiting:

Tiverton Pannier Market, Tuesday 7 June, 9:30am – 1pm
Tavistock Town Hall apron, Wednesday 8 June, 10am – 3pm
Newton Abbot Clock Tower, Saturday 11 June 10am – 3pm

Councillor Stuart Hughes

Cllr Stuart Hughes

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member with responsibility for community transport, said: “Community Transport is for the many people, especially in rural Devon, that may live miles from the nearest bus route, or are unable to afford taxi fares or are physically unable to use the public transport services provided. Through all of the local groups, Transport for Your Community can provide transport to health appointments, services, shops and leisure activities where no transport or no suitable transport is available. The community transport groups will be visiting their local town centres throughout this week, so it’s a good opportunity to pop along and find out more about the fantastic services which are available in your local parishes.”

2 comments on “Devon’s Community Transport Awareness Week

  1. Dawn Robinson-Walsh says:

    This is rather ironic. I love the community transport idea and it is used by my family; however, I received a letter to say that post-16 school transport looks like disappearing. This is abysmal in a rural area. Cllr Stuart Hughes is right in saying:

    Transport for Your Community can provide transport to health appointments, services, shops and leisure activities where no transport or no suitable transport is available – See more at: https://www.devonnewscentre.info/devons-community-transport-awareness-week/#sthash.r62OFI53.dpuf

    Therein lies the rub – no transport for education either!!

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