Sibford Drivers – a successful response

There has been an excellent response to our advertisement (copied below) in last month’s Scene with 28 volunteers so far. It is taking them a little time to check their motor insurance policies and only 13 have so far cleared this so we will have to wait a bit more before we can get started. We hope the July Scene will be able to contain the first pair of weekly names who will receive requests for lifts and find suitable drivers for them. In the meantime we would appreciate just a few more volunteers to get our numbers over 30. Thank you all for your support so far.

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Those of us in the Sibfords who have a car and are still able to drive far outnumber those who do not. Most of the latter can no longer bicycle and many even find walking difficult or impossible.

It occurs to us that the former could help the latter in a more organised way for though many lifts are given and gratefully accepted, many people have little or no help in this way.

It also occurs to us that a large group of drivers might be on hand to give the occasional but organised lift in a ten mile radius which would be as far as Banbury, Hook Norton, Chipping Norton, Shipston on Stour but no further. Many people living in the Gower would appreciate a lift to the shop and escape that dreadful hill, many in the Ferris would appreciate a lift to the Surgery, Village Hall, Church or Meeting House. Villagers from both could appreciate maybe just a short outing for tea or coffee.

A small mileage allowance for the drivers to charge voluntarily is anticipated.

We would like to build a list of those who could be approached for a lift and those who would, perhaps for a week at a time, consent to receive telephone calls to arrange a driver.

Would you please in the first instance let us know your names, telephone numbers and if available, email addresses and if there are enough volunteers we will get the ball in motion. Further details will be sent to those who express an interest in the scheme

Contact Mary & Norman Nash on 780 980 or nnash@waitrose.com