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  • New Wheelchair Accessible vehicle August 26, 2021

    Pershore & District Volunteer Centre are pleased to announce they now have a Wheelchair Accessible vehicle

    Thanks to recent grants we have been able to purchase a wheelchair accessible vehicle meaning that disabled people within our community can benefit from the chance to use this vehicle, offering new freedom and independence to individuals and their families

    Excitingly and more importantly this enables us to reach a wider audience and be more inclusive, achieving the aim of helping individuals out of isolation

    The vehicle has 4 seats and space for one wheelchair and is available with a driver

    What we offer:

    Collection can be from home and take you and friends/family out to lunch, or to attend the popular lunch club; take you to medical appointments, opticians etc

    Can you spare an hour or two a week?

    To allow us to make the most out of this vehicle we do need Volunteer drivers to help them meet demand, expenses are covered.

    For more information or to register, please call 01386 554299

  • VILLAGE CONNECTOR: COMMUNITY BUS SERVICE May 26, 2021

    Peopleton Parish Council are trying to raise sufficient funds to keep a rural bus service operating taking passengers from Peopleton, Drakes Broughton and surrounding villages to Worcester and Pershore. For many older members of their communities, a bus service is a real life-line. Many of them do not have access to a car or can no longer drive. With the bus services, not only can they now get to the shops, they also get to see old friends and meet new ones. This is particularly important at the present time as many have not been able to get out much in the last 15 months or so.

    Both public bus services were withdrawn recently, the Peopleton to Worcester bus in April last year. Peopleton and Drakes Broughton Parish Councils have been working with Pershore Volunteer Centre, Worcester Wheels, Worcestershire County Council Community Transport Development Officer and the Vale Public Transport Group to re-establish the routes in the hope that Worcestershire County Council will recognise the demand for the services and be prepared to re-instate the routes.

    Peopleton Parish Council have a project on Space Hive and are asking backers to pledge money to the project and they have secured matched funding from Worcestershire CC and Wychavon District Council. Full details, including costings, can be seen at https://www.spacehive.com/village-connector-bus.

    Peopleton Parish Council would very much appreciate it if you were able to pledge your support to help this valuable local community project.

    Tim Mason
    Chairman
    Peopleton Parish Council

  • Our latest COVID News September 8, 2020

    Opening Times

    Our office is now open to the public, we are currently having to limit numbers in the office so please call 01386 554299 for an appointment.

    Prescriptions

    As the Government withdraws its funding for prescription delivery services, many medical practices and pharmacies around the country are withdrawing this free service.  Pershore Volunteer Centre, which had never received any Government funding and relies solely on volunteers helpers and public donations, will continue to provide its delivery service in Pershore for the time being.  So long as we have willing volunteers and there is a demand we will deliver prescriptions to those who continue to self isolate. 

    Please continue to contact the Volunteer Centre on 01386 554299

    Transport to Appointments

     As the area slowly comes out of lockdown, we have seen a steady increase in the number of routine hospital, dental and medical centre appointments.  This has resulted in an increase in the number of requests we have received from people who have no access to transport and need help getting to their appointment.  This is a service which Pershore Volunteer Centre has continued to provide throughout the whole of the lockdown.  We are now ratcheting up our provision, so if you need transport to your medical appointment or could help us provide transport for others, anywhere in Pershore or the surrounding villages, please contact Donna King 01386 554299

  • A message to our volunteers from The Lord Lieutenant July 21, 2020
  • A message from the Mayor of Pershore to our volunteers July 21, 2020

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