Community Car SchemeA door to door chauffeur service by Bassetlaw volunteers
What does it do?
The Bassetlaw Community Car Scheme is only available to Bassetlaw residents who are unable to access any other forms of public transport. The scheme can be used to visit friends or social clubs, attend doctors and hospital appointments or maybe just go shopping.
It is a door to door service; volunteer drivers will allow you one hour maximum from dropping off before returning you home. If you know you are going to be more than one hour, please state at time of booking as there will be an additional charge in this circumstance.
It is a membership scheme, as explained below.
Who it is for?
If you are unable to make your journey by public transport or none is available, perhaps the Bassetlaw Community Car Scheme Volunteer Drivers could help.
Where it is available?
What it costs:
In order to use the scheme you must register and become a member.
There are 3 types of membership available as follows:
- Full membership is £20 per year
- Monthly membership is £5 which will allow members to use the scheme on a temporary basis for one month.
- Carers membership is free of charge and is for people who need to accompany another member of the scheme.
Anyone who registers as a Carers membership cannot travel with the scheme for any other purpose without first becoming a Full or Monthly member.
Booking and paying for journeys
The charge for a journey is 45p per mile for each mile that the driver travels plus a booking fee of £1.00 per journey. Payment is made to your driver who will issue you with a receipt. Prices are charged per journey; for example if there are two passengers in the car the price will be shared by both occupants, however you will have to pay the full fare when travelling alone.
We generally require 3-4 working days notice to book a journey although please give as much notice as you can. Clients are asked to provide 24 hours notice if they wish to cancel a journey. Failure to do so may incur a late cancellation charge in addition to the driver’s expenses.
How to access or apply for it:
Contact: John Lee
Bassetlaw Action Centre
Telephone: 01777 709650
We are looking for more volunteer drivers in the Bassetlaw area. We pay 45p per mile for every mile that you drive on behalf of the scheme. For further information, please contact us at the address above.
The Bassetlaw Community Car Scheme is grant funded by Nottinghamshire County Council.