In a rural district such as ours, it can often be very difficult to get around. Community transport provides a comprehensive public transport service using accessible vehicles, enabling individuals who are unable to use ordinary buses to undertake journeys normally taken for granted.
The following services are available:
- Dial-a-Bus - A 'door to town' transport service, for individuals who experience difficulties with conventional public transport. Fares on the Dial-a-Bus services are in line with Concessionary Rates and Gold Cards can be used.
- Dial-a-Ride - A flexible door-to-door service catering for individual needs, such as transport to hospitals. This service is available for people with mobility problems or when there is no other transport available.
- Group Travel - Transport for affiliated groups involved with community activities, such as scouts, schools, luncheon clubs and church groups.
- Social/Community Car Schemes - Volunteers use their own vehicles to provide one-off essential journeys and are paid a mileage allowance. This service is only available to people who are unable to use public transport or who do not have access to a service.
- Shopmobility - A free service providing electrically-powered wheelchairs and scooters for the use of people who have limited mobility to access shops and other facilities.
For more information please visit the Derbtshire Community Transport website.
Last Updated on Friday, 05 November 2010 11:48