COMMUNITY transport providers across North Yorkshire have joined together to appeal for people to join their teams of volunteers.

Community transport is a growing part of the county’s transport network, whether it’s a journey people make every day or a one-off trip.

With the support of North Yorkshire County Council, providers have created an overarching brand called Go Local to raise the profile and attract volunteer drivers to meet demand.

County Councillor David Chance, executive member for stronger communities, said: “Community transport is a lifeline for people who don’t have access to a car.”

“Over 30 transport organisations are involved with Go Local, which provides a recognisable brand and quality assurance.

“Together they provide thousands of journeys every year.

“It’s crucial that they can continue to support people in their communities, but they need more volunteers to do this.

“Being a community transport driver is a great way to get out and about helping local people and volunteers can choose the hours that suit them.” Visit to register.