Shipham Community Car Scheme

Available to all residents of Shipham, Rowberrow and Star, the Shipham Community Car Scheme
uses volunteer drivers to provide lifts for people who are otherwise unable to make essential journeys: 
  • Visit to local GP, Dentist or Optician
  • Hospital appointment/admission/discharge
  • Shopping, bank, pensions, collecting prescriptions, hairdresser
  • Visiting relatives, or friends who are sick
  • Attending village clubs, societies or functions

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

The scheme will normally be available on weekdays between
9.00am (earliest pick-up time) and 5.00pm (latest return home).
Medical appointments outside these times will be accommodated
.
 
HOW DOES IT WORK?
  1. Phone the Coordinator - name and number below.
  2. If possible, phone between 8-9am or between 5-6pm.
  3. Bookings cannot be accepted by drivers.
  4. Give as much notice as possible, normally at least
    2 days, but 3 days for Monday appointments.
  5. If the answer-phone is connected, leave your name
    and number.
  6. Tell the Coordinator if you need to use the Blue Parking Badge which is held by the scheme, or if you possess your own parking badge.
  7. The Coordinator will let you know whether a driver
    is available and what the charge will be.
  8. A volunteer driver will pick you up from your home
    at the time agreed, take you to your appointment
    and bring you back home.
Coordinator - Sue Hucker   tel 844176
 
   Chairman - Don Hurrell         tel 842717
   Secretary - Sue Masters        tel 842018
   Treasurer - Keith Sanders     tel 842705 
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
  
Journeys within the village    50p (Return £1.00)
  
Axbridge, Cheddar, Churchill, Winscombe    £2.00
 
Congresbury, Wrington, Yatton    £4.00
  
Wedmore    £6.00
 
Weston-super-Mare, Backwell, Burnham,
                        Clevedon, Bristol Airport    £7.00
 
Bristol City Hospitals including Hengrove
                          and Bridgwater Hospital   £11.00
  
Southmead or Frenchay Hospitals    £13.00
  
Emerson's Green NHS Centre    £14.00

 Taunton, Musgrove Hospital    £18.00

For other destinations, a charge of 35p per mile will be made.
Fares should be given to the driver at the start of the journey.
Car parking charges may be claimed from passengers.
The above fares are PER PERSON.  Other than for medical appointments, if more than one passenger is carried, the driver
will return the excess fare to the scheme to help with expenses.