Ring and ride

What does it do?

For whatever reason, the scheme has provided help to many people, and is particularly appreciated as our passengers have the reassurance of knowing they will be picked up from their home and taken to their destination. Moreover, it removes the stress of worrying about arriving
on time, and knowing where to go, especially to the large hospitals which can be very daunting places. The driver will then be there to
return them home after their appointment. 

Who it is for?

People who may have difficulty getting to an appointment, either because they cannot drive, or they may no longer feel able to travel on public
transport.
There are also times when the family cannot help out, and a taxi might not be available.

Where it is available?

Local service (Derbyshire Dales).

What it costs:

There is a moderate fare for the service, depending on the length of the journey.

How to access or apply for it:

If you think the scheme could benefit you, pick up the phone and give us
a call on 01629 641920. You do not have to be elderly or unable to
drive to use the service. 

Bakewell & Eyam Community Transport
Unit 4
Great Longstone Business Park
Great Longstone
Bakewell
DE45 1TD

Phone: 01629 641920
info@bect.org.uk

and website

Additional information:

We have approximately 70 volunteer drivers who use their own cars and
devote their spare time to helping others. They are all CRB checked and
their vehicle documents and driving licences are inspected regularly.
They are reimbursed for their travelling expenses.Additional
funding now means the scheme has expanded to cover the Matlock and Two
Dales area. We have recruited several new drivers who are eager to help
their community, and thanks to their support, we can now advertise our
service more widely.

Classification(s):

Info last updated:

06/04/2011
Provider
Unit 4 Longstone Business Park, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1TD