We’re delighted to have won Witney Town Council’s Outstanding Commitment to the Community Award for 2019.
The accolade forms part of the Council’s annual Citizen of the Year Awards ceremony, which has sadly had to be postponed due to the unprecedented situation this year. The awards celebrate “the shining lights in our community from the past year; those that go above and beyond and give just that little bit more to the benefit of the town.”
“Many residents see WOCT as a lifeline, and town businesses appreciate the trade they get from regular services,” Councillor Duncan Enright, Mayor of Witney 2019-20, said, explaining why the Council chose to bestow this award. “The community bus has featured in the national news, cooperative awards and even earned Witney a mention in a song by electronic band Underworld!”
Ian Davidson, WOCT’s Chair, says: “We are incredibly proud to receive this award, in recognition of the hard work and dedication of our entire team.”
“We could not do it without the ongoing support of our valued passengers and members of WOCT,” Ian adds. “None of it would be possible without the ongoing support of WTC. Thank you.”
In the absence of a formal ceremony due to the ongoing pandemic, we have been presented with a signed and embossed certificate by Witney Town Council; we will be displaying copies of this certificate in each of our buses, so that we can share this honour with our passengers.
Speaking about the news on BBC Radio Oxford, Director Margaret Burden said that everyone at WOCT was “absolutely thrilled and incredibly proud to have been given this award. We work very hard to provide our service, doing it because we know it’s needed.”