Wellibus appeals for help after thefts

Wellibus users Kathleen Donlevy and Frederick Donlevy
Wellibus users Kathleen Donlevy and Frederick Donlevy

A charity which runs a bus service for hundreds of elderly and disabled people in the county has had the catalytic convertors stolen from two of its vehicles.

Denise Taylor, centre manager of Shire Community Services, which runs the Wellibus, said the theft will hit the charity hard.

She said: “It will cost four figures and it is money we don’t really have.

“I hope whoever stole it has grandparents.

“I hope they look at them and feel guilty, as they are the sort of people we are helping.”

The catalytic converters were stolen at a site in London Road where the buses are parked, and the theft was discovered on Tuesday morning.

The charity is now appealing for help, asking if anybody can offer parking spaces for the buses on secure premises. If you can help, call 01933 276933.