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Lagan Valley Rural Transport launches new premises

Lagan Valley Rural Transport launches its new operating premises at the PRM Complex, Rathdown Road, Lissue Industrial Estate, Moira Road.

This new location enables the charity to operate more effective and efficient, accessible transport services from a modern facility that can cope with the organisations expanding needs.

Chair of Lagan Valley Rural Transport Colin Preen confirmed “ Lagan Valley Rural Transport provides local transport solutions for individuals, charities, community groups, churches, clubs and societies. Our transport solutions are fully inclusive, community-led and provides access solutions for people and small groups that are unable to access public or other conventional transport options”.

Lagan Valley Rural Transport is run by and for the local community, throughout the Lagan Valley area. Transport is provided using minibuses or volunteer’s cars. Transport is fully accessible meaning people with limited mobility or who use a wheelchair can be accommodated if required.

Transport is provided on a not-for-profit basis. Therefore Lagan Valley Rural Transport provides an affordable way for individuals and groups to avail of local transport.

In moving to the PRM complex the organisation intends to increase on its expanding service provision. Manager Tina McMillan confirmed “ Lagan Valley Rural Transport currently provides transport for people in the rural areas with support from the DRD’s Rural Transport Fund Dial-a-Lift programme. We also provide individual transport in towns including Lisburn, Dunmurry, Comber, Dundonald and Downpatrick for the Disability Action Transport Services scheme. The organisation has maintained our support for small group travel for community groups and charities whose primary purposes are to support the wider community.

The amount of transport we provide is growing. The number of volunteers helping to deliver access solutions is increasing. The amount of vehicles we now need to provide transport solutions means we needed larger premises. We are delighted to re-locate into the PRM Complex. It is refreshing to find a commercial company willing to open and share their resources to enable a community organisation such as Lagan Valley Rural Transport, to expand and develop local transport solutions to help people who find it difficult to get out and about”.

To contact Lagan Valley Rural Transport to find out more about the transport they deliver or to arrange a visit to their new premises please call Lagan Valley Rural Transport 028 9262 2030.