County Council extends support for Yelabus
Friday, 08 March 2013
Hampshire County Council has agreed a grant of £6,500 for Yelabus, a local community transport provider based in Yateley.
At his Decision Day, the County Council's Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Environment and Transport, Councillor Mel Kendal, gave the go-ahead for the funding towards the costs of operating Yelabus from 1 April 2013 - when existing County Council funding comes to an end - until 31 March 2014.
Councillor Kendal commented: "The County Council recognises the importance of community transport and Yelabus provides a valuable service by providing mini-buses with drivers, for hire, to many voluntary and activity groups in Yateley and surrounding rural communities. Along with our district council partners, we have supported Yelabus since 2006 and this will continue until the end of the next financial year, when funding will be reviewed again.
"The organisation is making good progress in working towards becoming more self-sufficient in the future and this is to be commended. To this end, our community transport team is working closely with Yelabus to recruit more volunteer drivers, through the Volunteer Driver Recruitment campaign that we are running currently."