£10,000 boost to help community transport services in rural areas
A charity that runs community transport services in rural areas has received a £10,000 cash boost to help it cope with proposed changes to operating permits.
North Norfolk Community Transport (NNCT) chief executive Claire Abbs said: “The Department for Transport is consulting on the use of ‘Section 19’ permits, which currently allow us to take on community contracts without having a commercial operator’s licence – and that income is an important part of how we keep our core services on the road.
“This grant from Victory Housing Trust will support us to transform the way we operate and adapt our model to ensure we are able to carry on providing the vital community transport service across north Norfolk.”
Trust chief executive John Archibald said: “Half of our housing stock is in rural areas, and NNCT is an important part in the jigsaw which allows those people to live, work and avoid isolation.”