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Published: 11th Jul, 2016
Residents of Weston Rhyn, St Martins and Gobowen could be eligible for a two-wheeled transport loan if they are struggling to get to work.
Wheels2Work, managed by The Shropshire Rural Communities Charity, currently offers low cost scooter, electric bike or push bike loans along with transport advice and support with car maintenance to help people find or keep employment.
Whilst Wheels2Work operates all over the county, the Three Parishes Big Local has specifically funded Wheels2Work to provide intensive support to residents of the Three Parishes Big Local area.
One Wheels2Work client, Eoin Blakeway, says, "it's been a worthwhile thing. I'm home from work in half an hour, not having to rely on two buses, which were not even available on Sundays or late evenings". Eoin also says that, consequently, the scheme had enabled him to do extra hours at work.
The scheme now helps around 200 people each year to find or stay in work and increase their independence, whilst helping businesses in the county to recruit and retain staff.