Community Car Scheme

Do you struggle to use public transport?

What is the Community Car Scheme?

Our Community Car Scheme is a safe, secure, and affordable door-to-door service.

 

Where does this run?

The Community Car Scheme has operated in Borehamwood and Shenley since 2001 and in Potters Bar since 2009.  Currently, it operates across the borough of Hertsmere (including Aldenham, Borehamwood, Bushey, Elstree, Potters Bar, Radlett, Ridge, Shenley, South Mimms, and Well End).

 

Who can use the service?

This service is for people who are unable to use public transport because of mobility problems or other special needs.

Our volunteers use their own cars; folded wheelchairs may be taken in most. They are not trained to assist in wheelchair-to/from-car transfers, so users must be able to do this themselves.

If a wheelchair user is unable to transfer, please ring to speak to a member of staff. We may be able to arrange for you to use our wheelchair-accessible car.

 

Is there a cost?

A £10 individual membership is required to access this service. There is also a minimum charge of £4 for the first five miles and then 60p per mile thereafter.

 

How can I book?

Five working days notice is needed.

For more information, please email travel@communities1st.org.uk or call 01727 649980

Volunteer Community Car Driver Richard