SAMPFORD Courtenay Parish Council recently has given £500 to the Okehampton and District Community Transport Group.

At its annual parish meeting, the council presented a £500 cheque to Sue Wonnacott of Okehampton Community Transport Group.

The council’s chairman, Colin Coleman, handed the cheque to Mrs Wonnacott who said that the group would use it to help fund some more outings, providing a necessary social experience for many isolated residents in this rural area.

The money was the result of a successful bid to the town and parish fund, supported by Exbourne and Jacobstowe Parish Council.

Sampford Courtenay has 26 regular users of this very worthwhile and necessary service, while Exbourne has 16 regular patrons.