Help us save this lifeline

THE DAVENTRY Express is spearheading a campaign to save a valuable town service from potentially devastating cuts.

DACT (Daventry Area Community Transport) has provided bus and car transport for people who cannot drive for the past 18 years.

They have 170 volunteers who drive people to medical and other appointments, provide a dial-a-ride bus in Daventry, minibuses for community groups, and run the town’s Shopmobility centre.

Last year DACT provided 62,916 trips, driving the equivalent of almost 11 times around the world, and has 6,645 registered users.

Despite this DACT faces losing all funding from Northamptonshire County Council, a move which could leave some people without their transport lifeline.

Look out for more on this story and how you can support this campaign in next week’s Daventry Express.