Home   News   Article

Forres Osprey Trust free community bus service needs new drivers and board members


By Garry McCartney

Easier access to your trusted, local news. Have a look at our brand new digital subscription packages!



Trust chairman Shaun Moat and Forres Area Community Trust development officer Debbie Herron. FACT administrate the bus service bookings from Forres Town Hall.
Trust chairman Shaun Moat and Forres Area Community Trust development officer Debbie Herron. FACT administrate the bus service bookings from Forres Town Hall.

A LOCAL charity that provides free community transport needs help to carry on.

The Forres Osprey Bus - for older folk and people with disabilities in the area that has been run by volunteers since 1973 - now needs new drivers and board members.

Trust chairman, Shaun Moat, confirmed is one of five current trustees along with Lorna Creswell, David Parker, Kevin Skivington and Graham Hilditch.

He said: "As coronavirus pandemic restrictions end, we are starting to see groups start to re-use the bus which is great.

"However, we need to discuss the future of the service and recruit more people to help."

The service's new logo.
The service's new logo.

The Osprey Trust meets bi-monthly, currently online but usually at Royal British Legion (Scotland) Forres.

The group needs a new secretary and treasurer in particular.

Shaun said: "The secretary is responsible for minutes, admin' and dealing with third parties such as Forres Area Community Trust (FACT). Also, working with the chairman to prepare the agenda for meetings.

"The treasurer looks after our accounts, makes payments, works with our annual auditor and submission of annual accounts to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.

"It's very little work for a few hours-a-month!"

Anone who is interested or who may be able to help is invited to an open meeting at 7pm this evening via the following details:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84380810547?pwd=aXBUODZxZmdZZnBPV1pNaW1oWWpNUT09

Meeting ID: 843 8081 0547

Passcode: 343419

The Osprey Bus can be booked by calling 01309 674 388 or by emailing info@forresarea.org, marking the email Osprey Bus Booking.



Do you want to respond to this article? If so, click here to submit your thoughts and they may be published in print.


Keep up-to-date with important news from your community, and access exclusive, subscriber only content online. Read a copy of your favourite newspaper on any device via the brand new HNM App.

Learn more


This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More