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Why is Black Country service facing axe?

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: February 01, 2014

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AS I listen to the sad news that the Ring & Ride services for our older and disabled members of the public facing the axe, "why"? is the question.

I run three voluntary clubs in Wednesbury for the OAPs.

People from our local areas attend from all over the West Midlands and this is their way of getting a little sunshine into their lives meeting different people, making new friends and enjoying a social life, which may never have come their way except for the team and courtesy of the Ring & Ride staff and the organisation of the people who run them.

Hundreds of people have their lives planned around it and it keeps them not feeling old but an active member of our country growing old gracefully.

Most of us are the children of the war years who grew up in stressful conditions. Robbed of our childhood days they are now taking away our twilight days too.

As I speak to some of the members, they say they would not mind paying more for the service they offer. Most of them are disabled people who are the travellers using the Ring & Ride, so who will be there for them?

C. Hammond,

Three Senior Citizens' Clubs,


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