Rayleigh MP Mark Francois recently visited Wyvern Community Transport (which assists residents of the Rochford District with mobility issues in getting around) at the Groups headquarters at Dalys Road, Rochford.
Wyvern Community Transport recently merged with Rayleigh based charity “Mayday Mobile” for which Mark had served as the Charity’s President. Given this, Mark was keen to visit the new and enlarged organisation and to learn how Wyvern is continuing the tradition of assisting local residents with mobility issues.
Mark was met by the chairman of the Trustees Cllr June Lumley and the Transport manager Andrew Woodley, who briefed him on how Wyvern’s service, which has recently been augmented by the addition of a brand new fourth minibus, works in practice.
The service is available to permanent residents of the district who have restricted mobility and do not ordinarily have easy access to public transport. Annual membership costs only £5 and individual journeys cost £2.50 for any distance up to 4 miles and then 50p per mile thereafter. The scheme has nearly 500 members and anyone who is interested in joining should call 01702 544551.
Commenting on his visit to Wyvern Community Transport, Mark said:
“I was glad to be able to visit Wyvern’s headquarters to see for myself how the scheme works, and show support for all the hard work that the drivers of the minibuses do every day. I was impressed by what I saw and I hope to remain in touch with Wyvern in the future”