Survey for bus scheme

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A SURVEY is being launched to assess community transport needs in Sudbury.

Go START – launched at the beginning of the year to provide transport for hundreds of pensioners, school children and people with disabilities – has joined forces with the national Community Transport Association (CTA) to embark on a fact finding mission.

The survey will aim to establish the need for community transport services in the area.

John Phillips, Go START founder, said: “We have commissioned the CTA to carry out this work to provide us with in-depth intelligence on the transport needs of local people.

“It will provide us with an invaluable basis to ensure we develop and expand the service we provide in accordance with true local needs.”

The project will begin later this month and will be completed by the end of November. An in-depth report outlining the findings of the survey will be presented to Go START in December.

The group’s buses provide access to doctor’s surgeries, shops and leisure facilities. It also provides transport services for local schools and numerous charitable organisations.

Anyone wanting to register with Go START, book a journey or needing further information should call 01787 242116.