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News from the Hoppa Feb 2021

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News from the Hoppa Feb 2020

A belated Happy New Year to all our passengers and supporters. We are hoping 2020 will be a better year for the Hoppa.

We now have all three buses back with us and all repaired. We have to thank The Halesworth Lions, The Halesworth Co-op, Halesworth Town Council, Old Glory Molly dancers and Musicians, International Chemical Consulting, a local supporter and three very generous passengers. Without this financial support we would not have been able to repair our Hoppa bus.

In December we sold one of our existing minibuses to make way for a more suitable one. This bus has been on the 511 doing the rounds and taking groups out on their community hires.

HACT want to thank all the drivers for the generosity and time they give up to keep the wheels turning. 2019 was a very challenging year for us but we have such a fabulous support team to help us through those difficult times.

Bernie, Paul and the team at Linstead Garage have been a lifeline to the Hoppa during 2019. We hope 2020 doesn’t cause them as many problems.

We are still running community hires, we have not increased our prices this year. If you have a local group of 16 people who want days out this would be ideal for you.

We are always on the lookout for new drivers and supporters. We take the views of not only our passengers but anyone else who has a constructive view on how this volunteer organisation should go forward.

For any more information please either call on 01986 875900 or email office@hactbus.co.uk

Halesworth Area Community Transport wants to say a BIG thank you to the Halesworth Lions for their generous donation of £2000 towards the cost of repairing the Hoppa bus.

We also want to say thank you to Halesworth Town Council for giving us a grant of £2000.

To our surprise and delight we have had a very generous donation from one of our passengers. Halesworth has overwhelmed us with all the generosity. We are very appreciative of how much the Hoppa is valued.

HACT would like to thank both Spectra and Broadway Colours for their recent sponsorship. They will be working with us for the next year. They appreciate the work that the Community bus does for Halesworth and District.

As many of our loyal passengers and friends will know we recently had a terrible tragedy with the Hoppa bus. The bus was on its way to Rochdale to be repaired. While the driver was on a comfort break parked in a coach and lorry park off the M62. When the driver returned to the Hoppa he found extensive damage to the front of the bus. The Hoppa had be towed away to the coach builders in Rochdale where it waits for the decision of what has to be done. Sadly there was no cctv covering the coach park. We are devastated and saddened that anyone could do this to our bus and it has left us in a terrible muddle. HOWEVER, THE WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL NEWS is that the Halesworth      Co-op have offered to sponsor us £10,000 a year. We cannot thank them enough. Watch the press for more news.

Thank you from all the Team at HACT