Community transport is specifically designed to help those who are unable to use public transport. This may be because of age, disability, or lack of public transport service.
Community transport schemes are operated directly by community organisations. Each organisation offers different levels of service. The services are provided by voluntary, non-profit making organisations. Residents should contact their local community transport scheme for more information.
Each of the community transport schemes set their own fares. Some schemes accept concessionary bus passes to cover the journey cost. You will be required to pay the service provider directly, and contact the relevant service for further information.
Contact a community transport service
Community minibus schemes
Local volunteers provide regular, scheduled bus services based on local need. These help people who live in more remote or isolated communities.
Dial-a-Ride schemes help people to shop and use local amenities. Vehicles can normally accommodate wheelchairs. Passengers need to register with the service in their area to book a journey in advance by telephoning their local scheme.
|ABILITY Community Bus Service||01327 604123|
|Daventry Area Community Transport Dial-a-Ride||01327 701665|
|Northampton Door to Door||01604 583553|
Voluntary car schemes
Voluntary car schemes operate with volunteer drivers using their own vehicles to take passengers to pre-booked destinations. The schemes typically charge an annual membership fee. The passenger then pays the driver for any trips - this is calculated on mileage. Passengers book a journey in advance, and drivers collect and return passengers to and from their home.
|Brackley Area Volunteer Car Service||01280 841099|
|Daventry Area Community Transport Car Scheme||01327 701665|
|Greatworth, Halse and Helmdon Community Coach||01295 768588|
|Moulton Volunteer Car Scheme||07582 351145|
|Northampton Volunteer Car Scheme||01604 628234|
|Rural Wheels||07791 438043|
|Towcester Area Door to Door||01327 810300|
|Weston and Weedon Lois Volunteer Car Scheme||01327 860487|
Last updated 22 March 2022