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Worcestershire County Council: Teme Wheels

  • Location: Tenbury Wells

  • Purpose: The Teme Wheels is a community transport organisation that was set up as residents in Tenbury Wells who cannot use a bike, walk or have access to a private vehicle were facing social isolation and loneliness. Teme Wheels offers users a door to door service so they can independently access essential services, social activities or job interviews.

  • Description: Teme Wheels crowdfunded to raise money to purchase an electric vehicle multi person vehicle (MPV) with wheelchair accessibility. They offer three types of services:

    • Bookable services: Teme Wheels offer transport to run regular errands, shopping trips, appointments etc.

    • Weekly CT service: A weekly wheelchair accessible community transport service.

    • Countryside Rides For You: A countryside drive of between 1-3 hours with a variety of options on destinations or stops. Most options involve visiting local landmarks or garden centres.

  • Funding: Grant funding available but could only match the income of Teme Wheels. Worcestershire County Council matched the funding from the crowdfunding to reach the £43.897 needed to purchase the electric MPV.

  • Conservative councillor/ council lead: Teme Wheels, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways & Transport, Cllr Mike Rouse and Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Adult Social Care, Cllr Adrian Hardman.

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