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New Chairman appointed for Community Transport Scheme

Boston Community Transport, a registered charity that operates a community car scheme for the residents of Boston, run by volunteer co-ordinators and drivers, has appointed a new Chairman, Barrie Pierpoint, a well-known local businessman and Boston Borough Councillor.

Barrie was approached because of his in-depth involvement and knowledge with other registered charities, both as a Chairman and Trustee. He has also spent 25 years as a Chief Executive running successful high profile businesses.

Barrie said "I am delighted to have been approached to take on this exciting and challenging role for this worthwhile community transport scheme. I look forward to working with the other Trustees in taking this scheme into the next stages of its development".

Barrie joins the existing Trustees - Stuart Hellon, the Chief Executive of the Citizens' Advice Bureau in Boston, Carol Keuneke from the not-for-profit business Your Day Your Say, Jeff Maidens, Ernie Napier, and new Trustee Patrick Fryer.

The community car scheme offers a low-cost door-to-door service for people who are unable to access existing forms of transport, or where no alternative transport is available. The service can be used to visit the doctor, travel to a hospital or clinic, go to a social club, or even to an important appointment, which are either short or long journeys.

Drivers are happy to wait for clients and, where requested, provide assistance once they get to their destination - from helping them find their way around a hospital to stopping at a shop or chemist for them to pick up anything they need. Drivers get reimbursed for expenses.

Boston Community Transport is always seeking additional volunteer drivers and other volunteer support including Trustees. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer driver or a Trustee please contact Kevin Edwards on 01205 510888, or Barrie Pierpoint on 07720 406806.