It was decided at the open meeting on 27/09/17 to try to recruit drivers for the Abernethy Parish Volunteer Driver Scheme, hence this letter.
The whole idea is to fulfil a need for those without a car at their disposal. Important appointments (and crucially getting back from them) often don’t fit well with bus timetables. The scheme would also go on to cover shopping trips and visiting friends, although it would start in a small way.
At any rate, drivers are needed. Advice has been taken from members of the successful Kinross-shire scheme—35 years in existence—and they assured the above meeting that drivers’ own insurance terms are not affected by taking part.
Expenses would be paid, probably about 40p per mile.
Drivers would suit themselves when they were to be available.
Please note that, although the scheme was first proposed at an Abernethy Community Council meeting some months ago, it is best that it should become separate from the Council, with its own co-ordinator, who would not be a member of the Council.
If you would like more information, with no commitment, please phone Angus on 07856775991.