We’re passing on the following message from Councillor Melissa Sheppard:
We are making this appeal for anyone of you who would be prepared to help with driving turns for our group. There would be no obligation on you to be available all the time but we ask that you are prepared to help provide transport for the elderly and infirm to medical appointments when called upon.
It is our greatest regret that Community Care Group increasingly has to turn down requests for frail and vulnerable residents with medical needs because we just do not have enough volunteer drivers to cover.
It would be lovely if there were some who felt able to give a little something back to the community that they live in. As I said, there would be no obligation, if contacted, to undertake a trip – but I aks that you allow us to contact you as and when a request is placed with us.
If you are interested in getting involved please get in touch with the council offices, who can pass your details on to the group.