New bus for Bect

New Recruit: Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport members Peter Mather, Adrian Rhodes, Alan Purseglove, Joyce Simpson, Millie Brown and John Turner pictured with their new Merecedes 313 vehicle.
New Recruit: Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport members Peter Mather, Adrian Rhodes, Alan Purseglove, Joyce Simpson, Millie Brown and John Turner pictured with their new Merecedes 313 vehicle.

A NEW minibus will help provide reliable transport for residents and groups, a local charity has said.

The Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport (BECT) has been given the keys to the new Mercedes 313 eight-seater bus, which is one of two to be provided by Derbyshire County Council through the Local Transport Partnership.

The bus is a direct replacement for an older vehicle, as will a new 16-seater Mercedes when that is eventually handed over.

It means BECT can continue running a fleet of 11 community vehicles.

BECT’s Edwina Edwards said: “We can now cater for more and different sized-groups and offer them a reliable ride.”