WORCESTER’S MP Robin Walker handed over the keys to Worcester Wheels’ new wheelchair accessible minibus last Friday (March 3).
The new addition to the organisation’s fleet now means more people in the city and surrounding villages will be able to get out and about thanks to the second wheelchair accessible minibus.
Worcester Wheels were able to buy the new minibus after successfully bidding for cash from the Department for Transport’s £25million Community Minibus Fund.
The not-for-profit organisation provides valuable community transport for elderly, disabled and socially excluded groups and individuals who are unable to use public transport and have no access to their own vehicle.
David Davis, Chair of the Trustees of Worcester Wheels, said: “The Trustees, staff and volunteers are delighted to have received the new wheelchair accessible minibus from the Department for Transport to add to our existing fleet.
“It will prove invaluable as we grow and develop our services to provide even more affordable, accessible and reliable bus services to the City of Worcester and its’ environs.”
Speaking after the handover, Robin Walker said: “I was delighted to celebrate the arrival of a second minibus to Worcester Wheels. Community transport is vitally important in helping get people to hospitals, towns and shops, as well as supporting employment and education.
“This fund is making an enormous difference to organisations like Worcester Wheels, enabling them to help people participate in local life.
“Now Worcester Wheels have a second fully accessible minibus it means even more local people will be able to benefit from increased support and independence.”