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Partnership work improves community transport for Woodbridge and Framlingham

Community Action Suffolk is delighted to announce that its community car scheme is growing, with a new partnership initiative involving Framlingham and Woodbridge. It offers those with no access to transport, the opportunity to get out and about.

The Woodbridge Community Car Scheme, will now follow in the footsteps of a similar scheme which CAS has been successfully operating in Framlingham for 15 years. Run entirely by local volunteers, it allows local residents the opportunity to go food shopping, attend medical appointments, collect prescriptions or fulfil any other daily needs. The experienced team in Framlingham will now also work with the scheme in Woodbridge, providing a reliable and quality service. CAS is proud to enable this joint working, a great example of what can be achieved across local communities, adding to its other existing community transport schemes operating in the Ipswich, Stowmarket and Shotley areas.

Community transport schemes make a great deal of difference to the lives of people in Suffolk’s towns and villages. Users of the Framlingham service regularly comment that without the Community Car Scheme they would be isolated and not be able to leave their house.

Billy Morton, Community Transport Co-ordinator at CAS, says, “I’m delighted we will be able to make a difference to the lives of people in Woodbridge who have no access to transport. I’m really encouraged by the community spirit of the transport schemes, especially of the volunteer drivers and coordinators  who give up their own time and make such a positive impact to their local area.”

If you would like more information about the Framlingham or Woodbridge Community Car Scheme or would like to volunteer as a driver, you can contact Community Action Suffolk on 01728 621210.