Community Car Scheme
Office (09:00-12:00 Mon-Fri) 01485 520823
The Great Massingham Area Community Car Scheme offers a friendly and dependable door-to-door car service, seven days a week for anyone without personal transport. Passengers book a trip by calling 01485-520823. At least four working days notice for trips is appreciated. The Office is staffed from 9 am to 12 noon on weekdays and messages can be left at other times. The Scheme serves residents of Bagthorpe with Barmer, Bircham, Docking, East and West Rudham, Fring, Great Massingham and Little Massingham, Harpley, Rougham, Sculthorpe, Sedgeford, Stanhoe, Syderstone, Tattersett, Weasenham All Saints, Weasenham St Peter, West Raynham and Wicken Green.
We offer a friendly and reliable door to door car service, seven days a week for anyone without personal transport.
Door to Door Trips can include:
- Medical appointments: doctors, dentist, opticians, chiropodist, hospital appointments and vets etc.
- Hospital visits
- Shopping, day centres
- Visits to friends or relatives
- Church visits
- Meeting or catching buses or trains
- Clubs (e.g. Massingham or Syderstone Film clubs)
Passengers book door to door trips by calling 01485 520 823
Bookings may be made weeks in advance, but please try to give at least four working days notice.
Please see How to book a trip and How we work on the website massinghamcommunitycars.co.uk
Message From Our Chairman…... The Community Car Scheme, based in Great Massingham, covers a wide area, from roughly West Raynham, across to Docking, back down to Flitcham and back to Great Massingham. It provides volunteer drivers and their cars to take people to hospitals, doctors, shopping trips and to other venues to reduce social isolation.
Passengers range in age with the oldest being in their 90’s. Without the Scheme and with the limited public transport in the area, it’s hard to know how those without their own transport or who are too old to drive, would get to essential appointments. Demand is increasing all the time. In 2010 the Scheme dealt with under 4000 trips – last year (2018) it was over 5600!
We have a small office based at Great Massingham Village Hall, staffed Monday to Friday, 09:00-12:00, by Lucy and Barbara who take bookings and arrange drivers. You can, we hope, appreciate how important this Scheme is not only to passengers but also to the local medical practices and businesses.
And now the request: We are seeking to recruit some more drivers from across the whole area. There’s no compulsion to accept a trip but there is a great need to increase the number of drivers who can be called upon. You’ll get to help many local people in doing this rewarding work, for which you’ll be thanked as well as reimbursed for the cost of using your car.
Talk to us….find out more….
We have committee members in Great Massingham, Harpley, East Rudham and Docking and even Castle Acre who’ll be happy to talk to you….
The office number is 01485 520823 (09:00-12:00) and the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email or call, leave your details and one of the committee will get back to you. Thank you. Dave Butterworth October 2019