New minibus to provide lifeline to community

Three organisations have joined together to provide vital community transport in the form of a minibus.

Monday, 9th May 2016, 7:00 am
YCH Chief Exec Shaun Tymon, left, picks up the keys to the new community minibus with Jennifer Jaconelli, acting corporate communications manager at McCain Foods, and Beerhouse Self Drive Hire Director, Phil Moses.

Yorkshire Coast Homes, McCain Foods and Beerhouse Self-Drive Hire have joined forces to provide a much needed transport option for people within Scarborough’s local communities.

A new 16 seat community minibus will now enable YCH tenants, together with the service users of many of the company’s partner agencies and organisations, to access some of the events and opportunities from which they have so far been excluded, due to travelling expenses. The bus has been used on a number of occasions so far including re-locating a family into temporary accommodation, transporting families from Scarborough Women’s Centre to an event at Gallows Close and taking a party of sheltered accommodation residents on an outing to The Deep, in Hull.

Jennifer Jaconelli, acting corporate communications manager at McCain Foods, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting this initiative. The bus will give many people the opportunity to take part in activities they may not normally have access to, whether they be social, learning or sporting.

“We’re looking forward to seeing many individuals, social groups and families benefit from this service.”