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Car Scheme Could Grind To A Halt

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10:14am 11th October 2012

A country car scheme which helps people in Sydling Saint Nicholas may grind to a halt this month.

A volunteer co-ordinator's needed to help run the service for villagers who can't use public transport.

The scheme helps villagers in Sydling who can't use the bus make trips to the doctors, the dentist or even visits to family and friends.

There are 12 schemes across the county with 80 drivers who are paid a mileage allowance.

But to work it needs a volunteer co-ordinator for users to contact, who'll then contact the drivers.

Dorset County Council's passenger transport officer Paul Cooper said:

"These schemes often offer a lifeline for those people in rural areas who are not able to use public transport or who have no other way of making essential trips. Sydling Saint Nicholas is in desperate need for a new volunteer co-ordinator to manage the local scheme.

"Unfortunately, if a volunteer co-ordinator cannot be found by the end of October, the Sydling Saint Nicholas scheme will be forced to close in November."

If you think you could be a volunteer co-ordinator, or would like more information, call Paul Cooper on 01305 221736, email p.cooper@dorsetcc.gov.uk or visit http://www.dorsetforyou.com/countrycarscheme

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