Dial-a-ride groups get vital grant cash

GRANTS of almost £25,000 have been approved by councillors to help East Cambridgeshire residents get out and about. Ely and Soham Dial-a-Ride service, which failed in its £30,000 lottery bid, will receive £16,500 and Voluntary Network Dial-a-Ride, which c

GRANTS of almost £25,000 have been approved by councillors to help East Cambridgeshire residents get out and about.

Ely and Soham Dial-a-Ride service, which failed in its £30,000 lottery bid, will receive £16,500 and Voluntary Network Dial-a-Ride, which covers Newmarket and the surrounding villagers, will receive £8,000.

The grants were agreed by members of East Cambridgeshire District Council's community services committee.