LIONS COMMUNITY TRANSPORT SERVICES CLOCKS UP 50 YEARS
Hereford Lions Club bought their first mini-bus to launch a new community transport service in 1965 for £698. Now, the club is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the service with a top of the range Mercedes mini-bus which cost £48,000 when it was bought in 200 7 and now has 88,000 on the clock..
Over those 50 years the service has clocked up half a million miles and carried an estimated 50,000 passengers on a free ride. Whilst the service is free Lions ask for a donation towards the fuel and running costs which in recent years has soared. Club members are volunteer drivers.
The service is used primarily by the elderly and the handicapped. The transport manager is Ian Foster (01432 880816).
Ian Foster (left) with a group of ladies attending a Lions tea party at Great Western Court .