New Luce Community Trust (NLCT) has determined that transport can be an issue for many households within the village and surrounding area, and have decided to pilot a TaxiCard Scheme for one year, to which every household within the Community Council boundary area will be eligible to apply.
NLCT carried out a survey on transport issues and the need for a Community Transport scheme for New Luce but the survey did not provide enough evidence of need or demand to justify the purchase of a community bus.
Each eligible household in the New Luce Community Council area that applies to the TaxiCard scheme, will be issued with a £150 pre-paid card that can be used with McLean’s taxi firm for journeys to and from the New Luce area. Any unused balance will expire after one year.
After the first year there will be a review and appraisal of the scheme before a decision is made as to whether or not it should be continued or carried forward in a different format.
Details of the scheme have been sent to every eligible household along with the relative application form. If you have any queries, please contact Sharon Cameron, NLCT Development Officer – firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 01988 403450.