YOUR County Gazette has teamed up with a Somerset driving school to give one lucky reader the chance to win their driving licence.

Ellisons School of Motoring is offering the chance for a deserving learner who has the need to drive but not the means to afford lessons to win up to 50 hours of free tuition, as well as both a theory and practical test for free.

Lisa Ellison, who founded the driving school three years ago, said she and husband Paul hoped to help someone who would really benefit from being on the road.

“We wanted to run this competition to give something back to the community,” she said.

“We know there are people out there, particularly because this is a rural area with limited public transport, who would find it extremely beneficial to be able to drive but do not have the means to afford 50 hours of tuition.”

Now, in partnership with the County Gazette, Lisa is looking for nominations for people who deserve to win this valuable prize.

Whether it is someone who has a pressing need to drive to find work, to attend school or college, to visit ill family members or for any other reason, we are looking for someone who will benefit from the opportunity.

Chard & Ilminster News: Win your driving licence with the County Gazette and Ellisons School of Motoring

Lisa said the couple set up the driving school after becoming frustrated with the way her daughter’s lessons were going.

“We did not feel she was progressing as she should. A lot of the problem we felt was that she was not being taught practical lessons useful for when you are out on the road, but just how to pass the test,” Mrs Ellison said.

The school has grown rapidly in its short lifespan, having initially had just one instructor, Ellisons now has nine instructors out on the roads helping new drivers, young and old, pass their tests.

They have even progressed to teaching new instructors the best techniques for helping learners drive safely and competently.

“We now cover an area from Tiverton and Cullompton, to Wellington and Taunton, through Bridgwater and Burnham as far as Weston-Super-Mare,” Lisa added.

You can submit your nominations for the chance to win a driving licence by clicking here - or by completing the form in this week's County Gazette.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 5.

We will then publish a shortlist of nominees, who readers will be able to vote on to help their bid to secure the prize.