Wendover Community Car awarded Government Funding

A local charity, Wendover Action Group, have successfully bid for government funding to provide a new replacement vehicle for the Wendover Community Car.

In November 2014 the Dept. of Transport announced that they would provide £25 million of funding for existing not for profit community transport schemes to purchase new vehicles. The Wendover Action Group were notified on Thursday 26th. March that they were one of the successful applicants.

The Chairman of the charity said ‘We are especially pleased about the funding as the current vehicle has been providing a service to the village for almost nine years and funding replacement is a challenge. Local organisations like the Parish Council and the Lionel Abel-Smith Trust have been able to help us with running costs but significantly greater resources were needed to replace the specially equipped vehicle we operate. The continued operation of our service is now more secure.’