Community Transport Service vital for Ballycastle elderly

28 04 2014

Community Transport

 

Ballycastle SDLP Councillor Dónal Cunningham has called for the DRD Minister to re-instate the required funding to allow the Community Transport partnership to continue to provide the five day service known locally as the ‘Mass run’ .

 Councillor Cunningham continued “In previous years, the Department for Regional Development have been able to find additional funding to meet the increasing demands of the Community Transport partnerships, however without confirmation of this funding the North Coast Community Transport Partnership is facing a funding pressure of £10k per month”

Councillor Cunningham said, ‘I have received a number of representations from concerned elderly residents for whom the morning bus service is an essential social service. I will be asking Moyle Council to lend its support to lobby the DRD Minister to urgently find additional funding for a much valued service which is so vital to people living in Ballycastle and the neighbouring isolated rural communities.”