Harwich: Charity gets keys to new £42,000 minibus on its tenth anniversary

Harwich Connexions Operations Manager Debbie Rotchell holds the keys to a new 16-seater minibus

Harwich Connexions Operations Manager Debbie Rotchell holds the keys to a new 16-seater minibus - Credit: Archant

A group that provides community transport services for people in and around a north Essex town has taken delivery of a new minibus.

Members of Harwich Connexions unveiled their new 16-seater £42,000 Mercedes at a party to celebrate the charity’s 10th anniversary.

The organisation supports people with impaired mobility and adults with learning disabilities, who do not have their own transport, to carry out vital tasks such as attend medical appoints, pay bills and go shopping.

The majority of the funding for the new vehicle was provided by Essex County Council via sustainable transport grants from the Department for Transport.

Harwich Connexions manager, Debbie Rotchell, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to add this new vehicle to our fleet, which will help us to offer additional transport support to more individuals and groups within our community. To have this new vehicle in place in time for our 10 year celebrations really is the icing on the cake.”


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