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Community transport in Dorset

Community transport schemes in Dorset, including volunteer car schemes, Dial-a-Ride services and Car Clubs.

Community transport delivers practical solutions to community needs. It can offer greater flexibility with timings and destinations and may also be used to connect up with public bus routes and trains. 

Many areas in Dorset have access to a community transport scheme, ranging from volunteer car schemes and Dial-a-Ride services, to car sharing services and Car Clubs.

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Community Transport Directory

There are a number of community transport schemes in operation across Dorset, please see the Community Transport Directory (pdf, 2Mb) (opens in a new window) for more information.

Accessible transport

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Information on wheelchair accessible transport schemes in Dorset.

Voluntary car schemes

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Community car schemes in Dorset to provide transport for essential trips or leisure.

Wheels to Work

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A 'loan to own' moped scheme for age 16 plus to access work, education or leisure.

Trial schemes

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Information on trial community transport schemes currently running in Dorset.

Car Share Dorset

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Links drivers and passengers together to share their journey and save money on fuel.

Flexible bus service

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On-request bus service, operating in Powerstock and Bridport.

Dorset Minibus Directory

The Dorset Minibus Directory (pdf, 1Mb) (opens in a new window) holds details of minibuses and community vehicles in Dorset, which are available to hire by voluntary groups, clubs from other voluntary organisations, schools and community transport schemes.

A list of MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) trained volunteers (pdf, 82kb) (opens in a new window) is also available for download.

Become a volunteer

Many Community Transport Schemes are only in existence thanks to the generosity and support of local volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer driver or organiser, please contact your local scheme to discuss how you might be able to help them. Contact details can be found in the Community Transport Directory (pdf, 2Mb) (opens in a new window).

 

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