Wiltshire Publications

Issue 484 – Transport scheme on the road

A TRANSPORT scheme for young people is now up and running in Westbury, after research and planning for over a year.

Plans for the scheme were put together by young people at Westbury Youth and Development Centre who wanted to be able to access services in the town such as the youth centre. This was initiated after they identified a problem for those living in villages and the outskirts of town, who have trouble getting into the town.
Now, a local taxi provider and the youth centre’s own MPV vehicle are running for a couple of evenings a week to provide transport for young people in outlying areas, giving transport for 12-15 young people each time.
Sally Willox, youth dev-elopment co-ordinator for Westbury explained, “It’s taken a long time and a lot of hard work, but we’ve got enough money for a six month pilot and then there’ll be analysis afterwards to see how it’s used.”