West Norfolk Community Transport honoured

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Four stalwarts of West Norfolk Community Transport have been recognised for their contribution to the service at an awards event.

The awards were presented at the inaugural ceremony hosted by the Norfolk Community Transport Association (NCTA) and held at Dereham Town Football Club.

Of the six categories, four award winners were from WNCT, which provides a range of transport facilities for the elderly and disabled across the borough and beyond.

The winners were: Voluntary car scheme driver, Colin Frost; Passenger assistant, Marion Britton; Office support, Chloe Harrington; and Lifetime achievement, Vic Hannan.

NCTA chairman Diana Staines said: “The evening was really to say a big thank-you to everyone involved in the community transport sector and to celebrate the wonderful job they all do.

“Community transport operators make a huge difference to the lives of so many local people.

“Between them individual groups in Norfolk provide a wide range of community transport services including door to door dial-a-ride schemes, wheelchair accessible vehicles, demand responsive transport, vehicle hire and community car schemes.

“These services allow people to attend medical appointments, get to work, attend educational facilities, go shopping, pay bills, enjoy social activities and to visit family and friends.”

Tracy Jessop, assistant director of environment, development and transport for Norfolk County Council, added: “We rely on grassroots people delivering services on their patch. You can only admire the passion, belief and dedication of everyone involved.”