Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that community groups across the country have been awarded funding to buy new minibuses to help keep people on the move.
According to a statement from the DfT, forty disability, patient, children and school groups will get a new vehicle after winning part of £2 million in the second round of the £25 million Community Minibus Fund.
The minibuses are aimed at improving the lives of people in rural areas by providing crucial links to shops, social events and medical services.
Transport Minister Andrew Jones said: “Community transport is vital for people in rural areas, helping them reach shops, hospital appointments, loved ones, friends, jobs and education.
“We have so far provided 300 minibuses in the first round of the £25 million Community Minibus Fund and they are already improving lives of people up and down the country.
“These extra minibuses will give a further boost and make sure the public can access the places and services they want.”
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Poppy Welch looks at the role of local authorities in setting a green driving agenda and the schemes available to councils across England