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Community transport

Community transport operates across South Gloucestershire providing a variety of services to help people who cannot use public transport due to lack of availability or for people without access to suitable transport.

To use community transport you need to register by calling the telephone number of the operator/service you wish to use. Once it is established that you are eligible, you can make your booking. Journeys are usually booked with at least 24 hours notice and you agree your pick up and drop off points and times.

Regular bookings can also be made with some providers. Each service operates differently and covers different areas, so please check when making your booking. Fares vary so please contact the individual operator for details.

The transport provided includes:

Dial-a-ride offering door-to-door transport

The service provides individual members with door to door transport either using minibuses or cars and can be used for a number of trip purposes. Needs to be pre-booked by individuals who become members of the organisation providing the transport.

Trips and excursions

Some of the community transport schemes run trips and excursions throughout the year to places of interest either within the area or further afield.

Community car schemes

An organised form of lift giving, where volunteers use their own cars to provide door to door journeys for people without transport. Passengers are charged a rate per mile for their journeys to cover drivers’ costs.

Community transport schemes are always looking for volunteer drivers who can offer either regular or occasional help, contact your local community transport operator directly for more information.

Accessible minibuses for hire by community groups

Vehicles owned by community groups are made available to other local organisations for low cost hire. These can be used for a number of different purposes, including leisure, social events and education.

Community transport operators

Four Towns & Vale Link Community Transport (group hire, dial-a-ride & voluntary car)
Telephone: 01454 419372
Email:info@4tvl.org.uk
Webpage: http://4tvl.org.uk/

Green Community Travel (formerly Yate CT) (group hire, ring and ride & voluntary car)
Ring & Ride 0845 241 0985; Office 01454 228706
Email: admin@greencommunitytravel.co.uk
www.greencommunitytravel.co.uk

Hawkesbury Voluntary Transport (HVT)
Bookings: 0797 206 5665, General Enquiries: 01454 238 788

Kingswood Community Transport (group hire & dial-a-ride)
Telephone: 0117 9616016
www.kingswoodct.org.uk

Patchway Minibus Committee (group hire)
Telephone: 0117 9314248  or 07976 655941

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