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 two 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 two working days notice.
Please see “How to book a trip” and “How we work”
The scheme is supported by volunteer drivers who use their own cars.
The charge is 45p a mile or the standard tariff for the most common journeys, payable to the driver after the trip.
As the calendar clicks over into 2018, our Chairman has provided this update on the activities of our Scheme.
The most important news item is that statistics show passenger numbers and trips completed have increased significantly. Last month we logged over 600 trips – a record. We undertook 5922 trips in 2017 in comparison with 5010 in 2016; an increase of 18% over 2016. We are immensely proud of this achievement, even though it brings with it a number of challenges. We believe we can overcome these challenges and continue to serve the residents of the parishes we cover.
We have managed to keep our driver pool at around fifty-five by house-to-house delivery of an eye-catching flyer and inclusion in various parish magazines. If you are willing and able to offer some of your time, we are always grateful for new drivers to add to our resources – contact us by telephone on 01485 520823; email firstname.lastname@example.org or via the “Contact” page on our website https://massinghamcommunitycars.co.uk
We have been successful in largely balancing our costs and income each year and at this stage believe this financial year will be similar. However, grants from local parish councils, borough councils and Norfolk County Council are what keep the scheme afloat and of course, many of these funders are facing cuts.
In conclusion, we have a valuable and essential scheme helping to alleviate the effects of rural isolation and a group of funders that share our aims and objectives.
Malcolm Tibble, Chairman