Sawtry Village Car Scheme - All Change!

Sawtry Car is changing. As from 1st April, Peterborough Dial-a-Ride will no longer be responsible for the running of the scheme. Consequently the 'yellow peril' as it has been affectionately christened, which belongs to PDaR, will be leaving the village. This means that all trips will be done by our wonderful team of volunteer drivers using their own cars.

The Scheme will be managed by TACT (Thrapston Area Community Transport). This will mean some changes to the way the Scheme is run:

Firstly, the fare will be increased to 40p per mile.

Secondly, there will be a new phone number: 01832 733336 and a different voice at the end of the line which will be either Melody Redman or Lorry Brooks. There will be a message on the old number giving the new details. CARESCO will remain partners in the Scheme as the local contact and the place to go for more information about the Scheme.

As always, we need more drivers who are willing to join the team by making themselves available. The time commitment involved can be for as much or as little as drivers are willing to give. Drivers need to be between 21 & 80 years old, with a clean driving licence and a suitable car in reasonable condition.

This is the moment to say a big thank you to all at Peterborough Dial-a-Ride who have helped to get the Car Scheme going. Especially Don Lowe, who has worked so hard for the Scheme, even leafleting the whole village in the early days trying to raise awareness of the Dial-a-Ride service. His support, knowledge and encouragement have been invaluable. Thanks Don.

For more information please contact CARESCO or TACT on 01832 733336.

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Revised: April 06, 2005.