Dorset Country Car Scheme - Maiden Newton Area

What does it do?

This is a voluntary car scheme, providing transport to connect with bus, coach and rail services and for any other essential trips for which there is no alternative transport.

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 Mrs Sally Falkingham on 01300 320969 to 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: Cattistock, Chilfrome, Frome Vauchurch, Maiden Newton, Toller Fratrum, Toller Porcorum, West Compton and Wynford Eagle.


Info last updated:

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