Shropshire Star

Fears for medical appointments over Market Drayton car scheme volunteer shortage

Drivers in and around Market Drayton are being asked if they have time to help with the growing demand to take people to medical appointments, following a shortage of volunteers a community car scheme.

Market Drayton Community Car

Maggie Edwards, who runs the Market Drayton Community Car project, has said they are seeking volunteers after requests to take people to hospital appointments have come in "thick and fast".

The scheme offers discounted travel to the elderly or those without transport, so they can get about, especially to medical appointments.

The initiative runs one car driven by volunteers and charges a cut price rate to those who use the service.

But Ms Edwards said that a number of drivers have also retired, adding pressure to the initiative.