Watford Shopper Bus Service

Easy, accessible shopping trips for those who need extra support.

The Watford Shopper Bus Service is a community-driven initiative, supported by Watford Borough Council, that is designed to make shopping trips easier and more accessible for those who need extra support.

Whether you’re facing mobility challenges, social anxiety, or other vulnerabilities, our shopper bus is here to help you regain your independence and connect with your community.

 

Want to book a trip?

To book your Shopper Bus journey, you can telephone 01727 649980, email travel@communities1st.org.uk or visit us in one of our Healthy or Outreach Hubs. Our friendly staff will guide you through a simple registration process.

Fares are £3 each way for passengers and £1 each way for accompanying carers. A nominal yearly fee (£10) grants you access to this invaluable service.

Supported by Watford Borough Council

Why choose our service?

Tailored Support
We understand that everyone's needs are different. Our service caters to individual requirements, ensuring a comfortable and safe shopping experience.

Community Connection
O
ur service is more than just transport; it's a way to meet new people, engage with your community, and enjoy the simple pleasure of shopping.

Reliable and Convenient
With pre-scheduled trips, easy booking, and supportive staff, we make your shopping journey as smooth as possible.

How does it work?

Registration
To get started, simply contact us via phone, email or visit one of our Healthy or Outreach Hubs. Our friendly staff will guide you through a simple registration process where we'll collect some basic information to tailor the service to your needs.

A nominal yearly fee (£10) grants you access to this invaluable service.

Schedule Your Trip
Once registered, you can book your space on the bus for your desired shopping trip. Our service currently operates on Mondays and Tuesdays, making planning your shopping trips easy.

Enjoy Your Shopping
On the day of your trip, our bus will pick you up from your home. You'll have ample time to do your shopping and enjoy a hassle-free return journey.

Accessible shopper bus and friendly driver

Service features

Shopping Days
We will run buses for the local community on Mondays and Tuesdays. This service is open to all, with no age restrictions.

Safety and Comfort
Your safety and comfort are our top priorities. Our buses are equipped to accommodate various needs and our drivers and volunteers are trained to provide the support you need. Volunteers can assist passengers with carrying bags, fetching items, and aiding in boarding and disembarking.

Feedback and continuous improvement

After your first journey, we’ll reach out to ensure the service meets your expectations and discuss any improvements or adjustments needed.

Get in touch!

Ready to start your journey with the Watford Shopper Bus Service?

Contact us today at 01727 649980 or email travel@communities1st.org.uk.

Let’s make shopping an enjoyable experience for you!