TRANSPORT bosses in Test Valley are on the look out for volunteers who could help give housebound people a new lease of life.

Volunteers would train as drivers for a fleet of new community minibuses - available for ferrying elderly people to the shops or youngsters from rural areas into town to meet their friends.

Would-be chauffeurs need only commit a couple of hours a month to the project, which has been set up using a £250,000 Hampshire County Council grant.

Community transport co-ordinator Dick Hewett said: "People who can give some time to this project will find it very rewarding."

To volunteer, you will need to have had a full driving licence for at least one year.

For further information ring 01794 519998 or 07834 680292.