Hopes of Car Club for Town

Shropshire Council is helping to set up a car club for Shrewsbury! Local residents and communities are urged to spread the word to anyone that might be interested in the car sharing scheme and joining the initiative.

Proposals for the Shrewsbury Car Club are now moving on to the next stage, which will be to set up the Community Interest Company to run the car club; and decide on how many cars to provide - and where they should be located.

Initially it is hoped that four cars will be located in or near the town centre in off-street car parks (Frankwell, Abbey Foregate, St Julian’s Friars). In the future, parking bays will be allocated on-street in areas such as Castlefields, Belle Vue, Mountfields and Cherry Orchard.

The cars will be chosen for features such as fuel efficiency, convenient servicing facilities and ease of use; there will probably be three small family cars and a larger vehicle or MPV. A member of the scheme will be able to choose to book any car that is available.

As more members join there is potential to add different types of vehicle depending on demand.

To justify establishing an initial pool of four cars and the car club, there will need to be a minimum of at least 25 to 30 people (households or business users) to make a commitment to using a shared pool of cars.

Consultation to date suggests that small/medium cars would be the most popular. If you would like to get involved, or simply find out more, please contact members of the local steering group:

By e-mail to shropshirecarclub@gmail.com or by telephone on 0845 815 0083

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