Community Car Scheme

Whitchurch Community Car Scheme is now kindly coordinated by staff at Bradbury Day Care Centre, with voluntary drivers from in and around the town.  The phone is answered Monday-Friday from 9am until 5pm, outside these hours please leave a message.

Voluntary Car Service

The Voluntary Car Service (VCS) is made up of a team of dedicated volunteer drivers whose role is to provide transport for people with special requirements.   The VCS is managed by Passenger Transport Services at Shirehall, Shrewsbury.   Currently, there are around 75 volunteer drivers who, between them, cover journeys in and outside of Shropshire. The volunteers carry out a number of regular journeys, such as taking a child with special needs from home to school or driving an elderly person to a day centre.

Drivers provide a stable, caring service for local people and are able to forge excellent relationships with passengers.   Would you like to volunteer?   Volunteers can spend as much or as little time as they would like. No formal training is required, but drivers must be medically fit to drive in accordance with DVLA requirements.

How do I apply as a volunteer driver?   All volunteers will need to undertake a Council Driver Assessment (this is arranged by the Council as part of the registration process).   You will need to provide two character references and must satisfy a Criminal Bureau check.

If you are interested in registering as a volunteer driver, contact our voluntary car co-ordinator on 01743 255613 or you can download the relevant application form at  http://www.travelshropshire.co.uk/media/54561/volunteer-driver-application-form-0607.pdf

Download the ‘Getting Around Shropshire’ leaflet which has contact details for all Community Transport operators – See more at: http://www.travelshropshire.co.uk/bus/community-transport.aspx

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