Community travel scheme urges more people to use its service

June 27 2017

YATE-based Green Community Travel said many potential users were still unaware of the service it ran to help them get out and about.

YATE-based Green Community Travel said many potential users were still unaware of the service it ran to help them get out and about.

The not-for-profit organisation (GCT) provides transport for those who are unable to use public transport.

As well as a group travel scheme, there is a ring and ride service for individuals, who might also be offered transport through a voluntary car scheme if considered more appropriate.

GCT said some people wrongly thought the service was only offered to people in wheelchairs.

But although it has fully accessible vehicles, it operates to help anyone who would otherwise be unable to travel around the area, whether through lack of public transport where they live, ill health or social isolation.

The service allows them to attend hospital or GP appointments, go shopping and enjoy a day trip.

 On average, the service transports two people every day to a hospital appointment, as well as more than 350 passengers per week through the ring and ride service.  

 For details of the services available, either email admin@greencommunitytravel.co.uk or phone 01454 228706.