New minibus ready to roll

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A new £60,000 minibus is set to help meet the increasing demand for community transport in and around Hadleigh.

The 16-seater Mercedes Sprinter, with full wheelchair access, is being unveiled by the Hadleigh Community Transport Group today and will be used to provide services in the town and to surrounding villages such as Bildeston, Elmsett and Aldham.

Bought with the group’s own funds, the new minibus will be used to provide transport to a wide range of people, including the elderly, those with impaired mobility and those unable to access other forms of transport.

The minibus will become part of the group’s community bus service to Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich, and will be used to take adults with learning difficulties to day centres.

Group manager Joy Moran said: “We are delighted the new vehicle is here and ready for use.

“Demand for our services has been increasing recently and this addition to our fleet of vehicles will help us to meet those demands.

“We never like to turn people away and our services allow people to go shopping, pay bills, attend medical appointments and to visit family and friends. To have another vehicle on the road is fantastic news for everyone.”