Earlier this year Poynton Town Council were given two used minibuses by Cheshire East Council that were surplus to their requirements. The ten and eight-seater vehicles also came with a three year funding package, generously provided by Cheshire East, to enable the Town Council to operate a not for profit community transport scheme.
Cheshire East and Town Councillor Jos Saunders is very keen to get these minibuses out on the road, and well used by the community. Commenting on the scheme she said “We put forward a strong business case to get these vehicles, and now that we have them, with funding, we need to make sure that our various community groups and organisations take full advantage of them”.
The two minibuses are available for daily, weekend or weekly hire at competitive rates. Membership of the scheme is required for a modest annual fee, and for more information on availability, terms and conditions and hire rates you are invited to call John Laverick, the Town Council’s Community Transport Administrator, on T. 01625 872238, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Town Council would also like to attract volunteer drivers, who need to be between the ages of 25 to 70, in good health and with a clean licence. If anyone is interested please contact John.
Photo caption: Cllr Jos Saunders with Community Transport Administrator John Laverick. Both minibuses will shortly display impressive new livery.