This service is for anyone who needs to make essential journeys eg. for shopping, medical appointments and social meetings, where no suitable public transport exists.
The journeys are made possible by volunteers who use their own cars to provide transport. It is helpful for us to know at the time of booking if a wheelchair, scooter or an assistance dog needs to be transported and if you require any assistance getting in and out of the car. We would also appreciate as much notice as possible, ideally 5 days although we understand this is not always possible.
There is a charge of 45 pence per mile for the journey, based upon mileage travelled by the driver plus a booking fee of £2. This is made payable to the driver at the end of the journey.
A minimum fee of £2 will apply for short journeys of 5 miles or less plus the £2 booking fee.
Please telephone your nearest office during office hours to book your journey or leave us a message on the answer phone and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
The Community Car Scheme concentrates on meeting the mobility needs of elderly, disabled or disadvantaged passengers who are, for whatever reason unable to use conventional public transport. Maybe you live out in rural and urban areas and don’t have local transport for the time you need a doctors appointment. These schemes can be used by anyone living in the Huntingdonshire Area.
Here are a few typical journey purposes that are eligible, but this list is by no means exhaustive and therefore is provided only as a guidance:
- Shopping and personal business including post office, banks and building societies etc.
- Trips for medical purposes, such as hospital, clinic, GP, dentist and opticians appointments etc.
- Visit to relatives or friends at home or hospital.
- To link to nearest public transport services.
Journeys to work, school and day care are not within the scope of our service.
Eligibility Of Users
This service is for anyone old or young, able bodied or with mobility difficulties, who needs to make essential journeys where no suitable public transport exists.