A POPULAR children’s playbus which has served the community for more than 30 years has been saved thanks to the Pioneer and Vauxhall Motors.
Last week we exclusively revealed how Meadow Farm Playbus Association based in Great Sutton had lost its overnight parking bay at the borough council bus depot in Rossmore.
Manager Jane Fisher said she feared for the future of the vehicle if a new home could not be found.
So the Pioneer contacted Phil Millward, General Motors’ HR Director for the UK, to see if a parking spot could be provided at the car plant in North Road.
He was more than happy to help the playbus and, after one of his colleagues met Mrs Fisher at the site on Monday afternoon, it was agreed that the vehicle could be permanently parked there free of charge.
“We’ve been given a brilliant spot, it’s absolutely perfect,” said a delighted Mrs Fisher.
“It was a big worry for us. After doing the bus up it would have been a huge waste to lose it.
“Thank you so much to the Pioneer for your support once again and Vauxhall who have also helped us in the past.
“We’re all absolutely made up, from the staff and children to the mums and dads.”
Mr Millward said: “A number of our employees’ have used the playbus for their children previously and probably now as well so we were pleased to help.
“We have a large site so if we can do anything to help the community we will try to do so.”
The borough council were no longer able to provide a home for the playbus as essential work to replace underground fuel tanks is to begin at the depot soon.
Mrs Fisher said Cheshire County Council, which funds the playbus, had offered them a parking spot at Backford Hall but it was unsuitable for the bus.