Dorset Country Car Scheme - Bride Valley Area

What does it do?

This is a voluntary car scheme, providing transport for hospital visiting, doctors, dentists, opticians, chiropodists. prescription collection and shopping.

Who it is for?

Anyone for whom there is no public transport service available or unable to use public transport for essential journeys.

Where it is available?

Local service (West Dorset).

What it costs:

The passenger makes a contribution between 25p and 35p per mile based upon the mileage travelled (which cannot be more than 50 miles for a round trip) and receives a receipt from the driver. The additional costs are subsidised by Dorset County Council.

How to access or apply for it:

Anyone eligible to use this service should telephone Mr Frank Whillock on 01308 482457 and give details of the transport required. Twenty-four hours notice is essential except in emergencies. 

What to expect then:

If the trip is eligible the local organiser will ask one of the volunteer drivers to help. The driver then makes the trip noting the total mileage (which cannot be more than 50 miles for a round trip).

Additional information:

Volunteers drive their own vehicles.
Areas served: Littlebredy, Long Bredy, Litton Cheney, Punknowle, Swyre, West Bexington, Chilcombe, Burton Bradstock, Shipton Gorge


Info last updated:

Environment Directorate, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ