As well as the Social Car Scheme we have a minibus service which operates with fully accessible vehicles. These are used on a daily basis for contract work and we also provide a limited weekly shopping service.
Dial-a-Ride shopping service
We offer a Thursday morning service for Pershore pensioners, taking them from their house to the Co-op store in Racecourse Road. There is a double benefit to shoppers because the Co-op offers a free home delivery service, arriving later in the day.
“Many older people have used the Co-op all their lives, but found it difficult to get to the shop when it moved out of the town centre.”
Like all our transport, this is a pre-bookable service only, but a phone call a day or two before is sufficient to book your seat. The minibus takes 14 passengers, on a first-come; first-served basis.
If you live in Pershore and want to take advantage of the service, call the Volunteer Centre on 01386 554299 to book your place. You do not need to register in advance for this service, although a number of users are also registered for the Community Car Scheme.
We also offer a regular programme of outings to other destinations including shopping, social, cultural or other interests. For more information, contact the office.
Our two fully accessible minibuses are available for hire by community or other not-for-profit groups at very competitive rates (subject to availability and our operating permit). If you are involved in a local group we may be able to help your members with transport to meetings, or to social events. We can provide a driver or can train and support your own driver. [Link to page for this]
Thanks for the sterling work your driver did at our Open Gardens Day yesterday. Brilliant service
Dear Donna, I’m writing on behalf of the Bishampton Gardening Club to say a big thank you for hiring us the bus for our Open Gardens last Sunday. It makes a huge difference to have some transport and all the visitors who used it were very appreciative. I was delighted to meet Annie your volunteer driver and we are very grateful to her for giving up a large part of the Sunday to drive the bus. Everyone I spoke to said she was so helpful and reliable. We were delighted with the number of people who visited the gardens on a very hot day! Although we don’t have all the final figures in yet we should be able to make generous donations to our charities. Once again many thanks for your help and we look forward to receiving your bill in due course.
I cannot thank you enough for making our trip such a lovely occasion and look forward to using your services again very soon.
If you would like to volunteer as a Minibus Driver or Passenger Assistant please register your interest by completing this form.