Weymouth community transport now available

First published in Latest News

If you’re elderly stuck for transport to get to and from hospital, the doctors or other health related appointments then why not call Weymouth Community Transport?

Working in partnership with POPP (Partnership for Older People Programme) this low cost transport is run by volunteers and provides an excellent service for those who find those long trips into Dorchester difficult.

A one off registration fee of £5 is required and all you need to do is give your details. In return you will receive a unique number to quote when you ring for a car.

All that is asked is a donation of 50p per mile to cover the drivers expenses and the cost of running the scheme. So, for example a return trip to Dorchester hospital will cost a mere £11 and the driver will wait to return you home afterwards.

All drivers, both male and female have been CRB checked and wear photo identity badges and their vehicle documents are regularly checked.

If you are unfortunate enough to have to keep attending hospital appointments then this scheme is perfect for you. Just call 01305 830255 for more information.

Similarly if you think you could help out driving or in the office then they’d love to hear from you. Call Mark Clowes on 01305 783999 or email mark.clowes@wcv.org.uk.

This year Dorset Libraries are running an adult reading scheme for the summer. Nip down to Littlemoor library to pick up a South West Reading Passport.

In it you’ll find six tear-out pages on which to write your opinions of a book you have read. But five of the six books must come from each of the five continents, the sixth book being one of your own choice.

Then hand in your reviews to the librarian who may display them in the library and each review handed in before 30th September will be entered into a regional prize draw to win a “suitcase of books.”

Littlemoor’s creative writing group, Off The Cuff, proudly have three authors as members and one of them has just published her second novel, ‘The Torment Of Truth’.

Pamela Gaull was born in Aberdeen and now lives in Weymouth. This novel, a follow on from her first, ‘The Darkness Of Dreams’ continues the lives of Catherine and Gregor in both Canada and Aberdeen and is set in the turbulent years of the eighties.

It’s a riveting tale of two characters struggling to find resolution in times of unemployment, violence in Northern Ireland, drug dealing and Poll Tax demos.

The book is available to buy in Imagine Books and The T-Shop near Brewers Quay and is available on Amazon for the Kindle.

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