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Three Rivers District Council gives £14,800 grant to Roundabout transport
A charity which provides groups with discount minibus hire has been given a £14,800 grant from Three Rivers District Council to fund a new vehicle.
Roundabout transport, which aims to provide a reliable and cost effective way for groups to transport their members to events applied for the money to replace a ten year old minibus.
It currently serves 371 groups, 107 of which from Three Rivers, constituting 1,000 passengers a month. These include care homes, disability groups, sports clubs, scout groups and schools The charity owns ten vehicles, one of which is ten years old and currently housed in South Oxhey. A total of £16,800 is needed to replace it.
Due to it's age it no longer meets the standard for the London Low Emission Zone, meaning it cannot travel into the capital. It has also broken down several times.
The average cost of a new bus with wheelchair access is £48,000. Roundabout has applied to another charity which provides buses to organisations which can cover 35 per cent of the cost.
An older bus will also be sold which should raise also about £2,000.