from Lorraine Hunt, Secretary OWLS
OWLS Community Car Scheme provides a valuable and much needed service to those people living in Over, Willingham, Longstanton and Swavesey who need to attend medical appointments or make some social journeys, but are unable to access other means of transport.
Unfortunately we have recently lost the services of a few of our drivers for personal reasons. With at least 9 regular weekly journeys to fulfil and over 90 journeys being undertaken every month we now need to recruit additional volunteer drivers.
Drivers use their own cars and receive 45p a mile (30p from client +15p from C.C.C). Additional insurance cover is provided by Cambridgeshire County Council. Volunteers also have to undergo a DBS (formerly CRB) check.
Drivers offer particular times/days when they are available – in practice about 4 journeys a month is very helpful. So can you help maintain this very important Community service?
PLEASE ring the scheme’s mobile number: 07505 254363 for an informal chat, without commitment.