More backing for service

A COMMUNITY transport service launched to support hundreds of pensioners, school children and people with disabilities has received backing from business leaders.

Sudbury Chamber of Commerce is getting behind GoSTART, set up earlier this year to provide vital transport services to a number of organisations, clubs, charities and individuals.

The business group has now circulated a letter to around 100 businesses urging them to support GoSTART in any way they can.

John McMillan, chamber president, said: “The chamber admires the work GoSTART is doing to save these vital community transport services, which are so important to so many people.

“There would be a huge adverse impact on the town if these transport services were lost.”

GoSTART buses provide access to doctors’ surgeries, access to friends, transport to schools and transport services for several charitable organisations.

John Phillips, the group’s founder, said: “Backing from the business community is going to be vital to our long-term survival.”

In addition to donations, GoSTART needs volunteer drivers, new vehicles and help with vehicle maintenance.

Anyone who can help should contact John Phillips on 01787 310840 or 07718 736366 or Sue Brotherwood at Sudbury Town Council on 01787 372331 or by email at