If you are not able to drive yourself or if public transport is difficult for you to use or not available, you can use our Community Transport Service.
We can take you anywhere you want to go - to see family and friends, to the hairdresser, the shops, the doctor, the dentist and the hospital - even to your local social club.
Using the Community Transport Service costs 45p-50p per mile and you will pay your driver directly. When you book your journey you will be told how much it will cost. 2 hours of driver waiting time is included in the cost of your booking. If you need more time, let us know when you book and we will arrange that for you - an extra charge will apply.
You can make a booking by phoning 01608 651115 Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 3.30pm or by calling in to the Cotswold Friends Community Transport booking office at the Moreton Area Centre, High Street, Moreton.
Over 900 local residents used this service last year, many of them using the service several times. Here are just a few examples of how the Community Transport Service is used:
Joyce uses the service to visit the hospital and says, “It’s like seeing friends – they take all the worry from you and as you get older you do worry about things you didn’t worry about before.”
Kenneth is 95 and travels both locally and to Cheltenham Hospital with Cotswold Friends. He commented “At my age I don’t drive and without that service I couldn’t get to my appointments. The service is excellent and I find the drivers good company.”
Following a stroke, Betty was no longer able to drive. “If I hadn’t got this transport I wouldn’t get out of the house because I can’t walk. I would recommend it to anyone, well – it would give them what it gives me – freedom.”
Trish is 76 and has been using the transport service for five years and really values the service. When asked if she would recommend the service she said “Yes – definitely – 100%. It’s a lifesaver for me for all sorts of reasons. I have my friends but I don’t need to call on them too often if I’m supported by Community Transport.”
So there is no reason to miss out. Call us today and book your next outing. We look forward to hearing from you.