Community transport plays an important role in preventing rural towns and villages from becoming isolated. From ring and ride buses to voluntary car schemes and Shopmobility, they have become a valuable part of community life, which are run by an army of volunteers from across Devon and supported by the County Council.
North Devon Cars voluntary car scheme has been providing transport for a one hundred year old lady, since her husband died. She moved into a nursing home in another parish and missed her friends so North Devon Cars volunteer drivers stepped in to transport her to church and to the bridge club. Although these trips have reduced as she has grown older, the volunteer drivers still take her to the Mortehoe lunch club every two weeks, so that she can stay in touch with people she has known for many years. At 100 years old, she is still very much enjoying her lunch dates which are possible thanks to the provision of community transport.