New day trips launched in pilot scheme

DACT Days Out
DACT Days Out

New day trips are being launched by a Daventry community bus scheme to help people get out and see the best sights of Britain.

The new day trips are being organised by Daventry Area Community Transport (DACT).

Chief executive of DACT Rob Kinning said: “Social isolation is sadly a reality for many people and DACT have acknowledged that their minibus service has mainly only been available for community groups to use.

“This new service for individual passengers is being piloted for three months from April to June by providing trips to venues selected by the customers themselves who recently completed a survey.

“The trips include shopping at Milton Keynes, pub lunches, mystery tours, flower festivals and gardens as well as a trip to the Black Country Museum, Dudley. Firm favourites such as Stratford on Avon and Cambridge have also been included.”

Membership of the scheme is free and a leaflet is available describing the first 15 trips. DACT are expecting a high demand and early booking is recommended. If demand is sufficient, DACT will run more than one bus for each trip.

If the pilot scheme is a success DACT say they will aim to provide more trips with destinations also chosen by their customers.

DACT also provides a volunteer car scheme to assist people to get to medical appointments, a community group minibus scheme, minibus driver training and run Daventry Shopmobility for hire, sales and repair of mobility equipment. For more information, call 01327 701665.