This information sheet covers:
The Blue Badge Scheme (BBS)
National Toilet Key Scheme
Travel and Holiday Information
How it works
Door2Door helps people in the community who have difficulty accessing affordable transport. The service is available to anyone over 60 or with a disability, either permanent or temporary living in the Newark & Sherwood district.
If you are unable to make your journey by public transport or none is available, perhaps the Bassetlaw Community Car Scheme Volunteer Drivers could help.
All clients must register with the scheme and become a member.
Full membership is £20 per annum.
Monthly membership is £5 and will allow you to use the scheme on a temporary basis for 1 month.
Day Rehabilitation membership is free of charge and is only for those clients whose journeys are booked directly through the Primary Care Centre.
Carers membership is free of charge and is for people who need to accompany another member of the scheme.
N.B. If you register with Day Rehabilitation or Carer membership you cannot travel with the scheme for any other purpose without becoming a Full or Monthly member.
The cost of each journey is 30p per mile for every mile the driver travels. There is a booking fee of £1 which is added to the cost of all journeys.
Voluntary car scheme for members of the public who find it difficult to access public transport.
A charge of 43p per mile or 50p per mile for hospital appointments applies.
Contact Linda Powell/Judith Wainwright for more information.
The Kirkby and Selston Voluntary Car Scheme provides transport for people who are unable to use public transport or who live in areas where no public transport is available.
48 hours notice is required for all bookings, and a charge of 42p per mile (21p per mile for concessionary bus pass holders) applies.
Contact Tim Cooper for more information.
A voluntary car scheme that can be accessed by anyone in Harby, Thorney & Wigsley without their own transport.
A charge of 38p per mile applies.
Contact Mrs D E Duffy for more information.
Taxi firms with wheelchair-accessible vehicles :
Tel. 0785 405 6355
Tel. 0773 607 306
Tel. 07834 546 705 / 07841 679 111
Nottingham's Tram service runs from Hucknall through Bulwell, Hyson Green, The Forest and into the city centre, terminating at Nottingham railway station. There is also a line to Phoenix Park.
Minibus service available to local community groups, charities and other organisations. Shopper bus open to all passengers in rural areas of Ashfield where the service runs.
A registration fee of 15 per annum and a charge of 80p per mile apply. Quotes can be given for funding purposes.
Minibuses are provided with drivers or own driver subject to possession of valid Notts CC permit-to-drive and clean driving licence.
The scheme has 4 minibuses available and a wheelchair-adapted Renault Kangoo.
Contact Tim Cooper for more information.
Ashfield Leisure Transport also operates the following weekly services:
Underwood to Kirkby Tuesdays Jacksdale to Selston shopper Fridays Selston to Kirkby Fridays
Rushcliffe Voluntary Transport Scheme helps people with no alternative means of transport to make necessary journeys. These include visiting the dentist, GP, optician, chiropodist, shopping, social club, college and visiting relatives/friends in hospital.
Gedling CVS Voluntary Transport Scheme provides a service for residents in the Borough of Gedling who experience permanent or temporary mobility difficulties using public transport as a result of age, illness or infirmity, disability, location, geographical or social isolation, and who have no other means of transport available to them.
Currently, there is an annual registration fee of £10.00 per person, renewable annually on 1 April.
Journeys are currently charged at 38p per mile which is paid by the client to the driver. There is also a minimum charge of £2.28 for journeys that are less than 6 miles.
Taxi firms with wheelchair-accessible vehicles:
JR Cars, Newark tel. 01636 640 488
AC Taxis, Newark tel. 01636 610 066
E7 Cabs, Newark tel. 07867 982 681
Dicks Taxis, Newark tel. 01636 677 883
Anitas, Ollerton tel. 01623 860 830
JW Taxi, Ollerton tel. 01623 835 654
Focus Travel tel. 01636 685 379
Southwell Private Hire tel. 01636 813 254
Medilink is a free accessible bus service from the Queen's Drive Park and Ride site to the Queens Medical Centre and City Hospital
Locallink is the new service, jointly funded by Nottinghamshire County and City Councils, connecting Silverdale, Clifton Village, Clifton, Ruddington, West Bridgford, Lady Bay and Gamston. Providing a link to shops, health centres and leisure facilities.
A caring organisation run by volunteers. We provide a variety of services including:
For further information contact Doris Elcock (01509 852778)
Adapted Car Hire provides a broad range of specially adapted vehicles to cater for the needs of disabled drivers and passengers. Vehicles may be hired on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and all are supplied and adapted by Motability accredited suppliers.