TRIP still looking for 32k for Honiton Ring and Ride buses

MORE than �30,000 is still needed to help a Honiton-based community transport charity replace an old bus and buy a new one.

MORE than �30,000 is still needed to help a Honiton-based community transport charity replace an old bus and buy a new one.

A total of three mini buses are required by the Honiton and District Ring and Ride service.

So far, TRIP Community Transport Association, which has an office in New Street, has raised �20,000 but needs another �32,000 in the bank to complete its livery improvement programme.

"It is a bit of a daunting task, with the economy as it is, but funding sources are out there," said TRIP manager Neil Hurlock.


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He told the Herald that Honiton Hospital League of Friends is among the organisations to recently donate towards the programme.

"We have nearly got enough to buy a secondhand bus, but need another �32,000 for the new bus, which will give us a good 10 years' service."

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On top of fund-raising for mini buses, TRIP also needs to attract funds just to keep its ring and ride services running.

"Our East Devon District Council grant has been reduced over recent years by a total of 30 per cent," said Mr Hurlock.

If you would like to make a donation to TRIP, call into the charity's Honiton office.

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