Chance to help steer play bus committee
More people are needed to help take the wheel of a charity which has turned a double decker bus into a mobile play area.
The Midsomer Norton-based Community Bus, which gives parents and children the chance to meet up and play in the villages and estates across Bath and north east Somerset, needs more management committee members.
At its annual meeting, which was attended by B&NES council chairman Rob Appleyard, the committee reported on a busy and challenging year and successful bids to the Big Lottery Fund and the council.
Chairwoman Teresa Simpson said they were relieved to have secured the charity's financial future for the next three years.
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She said: "The bus provides a vital service to many isolated families and is greatly valued by local people.
"We have a great staff team of three and a wonderful family-friendly vehicle.
"Our current issue is attracting some new members to our management committee to help with the stewardship of the charity.
"We have four trustees and this is simply not enough. We need more responsible people who care for the community to come forward or we could lose the whole project."
She said meetings last about 90 minutes and are held every six to eight weeks.
The big blue playbus, as it is often called, has been based in Norton-Radstock for nine years, but has a track record of delivering mobile services since 1991.
It runs family sessions for parents with pre-school children during term times and holiday playschemes for five to 13-year-olds.
The workers keep the bus on the road, organise play sessions, administer the project, and liaise with community groups and other organisations. The project also relies on a number of volunteers to help on the bus.
For more information visit www.thecommunitybus.org.uk.
To find out more about becoming a committee member, call Melanie Clarke on 01761 419557.