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Drivers wanted to support Bridgend Community Transport

Bridgend Community Transport is seeking to recruit new drivers who are able to support their services across a range of volunteer and paid positions.

As a local charity, Bridgend Community Transport supports residents of Bridgend County Borough who may not have access to other transport by providing a range of alternative services.

The Town Rider helps residents to maintain their independence and carry out daily or weekly tasks such as shopping, socialising, attending medical appointments and more.

Available Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 4.30pm, the Town Rider is designed to offer an affordable door-to-door service which also accepts bus passes as part of the All-Wales Concessionary Travel Bus Pass scheme.

The service does not run on a strict timetable, is subject to availability and must be booked in advance. Drivers ensure that passengers get on and off the vehicle safely, and even help carry shopping to their door.

With an annual growth in passenger numbers of between 10-15 per cent each year, the Town Rider service is becoming an increasingly popular way of getting around.

With a fleet of fully accessible minibuses, Bridgend Community Transport also provides services for voluntary and community groups as well as for individuals with specific mobility requirements.

Graham Cartwright, Operations Manager at Bridgend Community Transport, said: “We are particularly interested in hearing from people who hold licences for driving minibuses, but we also provide full training to all of our staff and volunteers.”

Bridgend Community Transport provides local communities throughout Bridgend County Borough with an extremely valuable service that makes a real difference to residents who may not otherwise be able to get around.

This kind of service relies on its users to make it viable, and I am delighted to see how successful it has been since it was launched back in 2014.

I hope that it continues to flourish and support vulnerable local residents.

Councillor John Spanswick, Cabinet Member for Communities

If you want to find out more about how you can support Bridgend Community Transport by becoming a local driver, visit or call (01656) 669665.

(L-R) Council Leader Huw David, Volunteer Drivers David Thomas, Clive Jenkins, Dennis Jones, and Councillor John Spanswick visiting the Bridgend Community Transport headquarters.

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