This is a volunteer drivers’ service for local residents with no transport for medical appointments. The Drivers are all volunteers and the service is offered in response to the results of the Village Plan Questionnaire (Initiated originally by the Parish Council).
The service is for MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS only, for example, GP, Hospital, Physiotherapy and Dentist, where the user is unable to secure transport from family or friends. We are not able to provide a service for shopping or other activities. There is another voluntary scheme run by South Somerset volunteers, (SSVCA) which you may have seen advertised in the ‘Link’ magazine. This is based locally and can be used for shopping etc Contact 01935 477399 or www.ssvca.org.uk
As car parking can be difficult, we ask that any user who has difficulty walking unaided to bring an escort with them. We also ask for a contribution towards car running costs and the following is a guide (for a return journey) based on AA mileages:
- Crewkerne £3.50
- Yeovil £11.50
- Taunton £19.50
- Ilminster £4.00
You are asked to also pay any car park charges where applicable.
If you would like to take advantage of the scheme, please contact Jane Bourne or Diana Clements who will make arrangements to come and see you and explain further how the service works.