Community Transport Schemes can offer individual transport and group hire. Some also offer door-to-door services. Community Transport is provided by a number of independent charitable, non-profit-making groups, companies and organisations.
Who can use it?
Anyone who doesn’t have access to public transport and is without access to suitable alternative transport.
These services can be used for a variety of reasons, including health appointments, shopping, commuting to and from work, social events, evening classes and for making links with other public transport. Each service operates differently and, covers different areas, so please check when making your booking.
How do I use it?
You need to register by phoning the number of the service you wish to use. Once it is established that you are eligible, you can make your booking. Journeys are usually booked with at least 24 hours notice, and you agree your pick up and drop off points and times. Regular bookings can also be made with some providers.
How much does it cost?
Fares vary, so please contact the individual operator to find out more. Concessionary fares may be available to Somerset residents who are English National Concessionary Travel Scheme Pass holders. For more information please contact the individual operator.
Who do I contact?
Mendip Community Transport
Operates accessible vehicles for community groups, the disabled, elderly, frail, visually or mobility impaired and similar disadvantaged groups/individuals, residing in the Mendip and Sedgemoor areas. Also provides hospital car service.
01749 880613 (9am-4pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sedgemoor Community Transport
Accommodates groups, individuals, wheelchair users and isolated communities without access to any public transport. As well as our minibuses, Sedgemoor CT have a pool of private car drivers who volunteer there time to provide transport to hospital and doctor appointments, shopping or to link with public transport, again with a friendly door to door service.
01278 434881 or email email@example.com
Wedmore Community Bus
For residents of Wedmore and the surrounding area. See their website for operating times and contact details
South Somerset Community Transport
Operates a fleet of 15 wheelchair accessible minibuses, 5 small wheelchair accessible vehicles, over 40 volunteer car drivers (using their own vehicles) and Chard and Ilminster Slinky Services, as well as Somerset Links based in Langport.
01935 477399 (9am-5pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Crewkerne Voluntary Transport
Group transport for residents of Crewkerne, Merriot, Hinton and surrounding areas. No hospital or medical transport available.
Phone 01460 271669 (9.30am to 3.30pm) or email email@example.com
South Somerset Community Accessible Transport (SSCAT)
The CAT bus is available to people of all ages who cannot use the normal bus route for whatever reason – our buses have wheelchair access and can accommodate one wheelchair on any journey. For residents of Bruton, Castle Cary, Wincanton and surrounding areas.
If you need to travel outside of the CAT bus zones, SSCAT volunteer drivers can help you. There is no zone limit to where the cars can go – having gone as far as Portsmouth and Cheltenham, – so it is a medical/dental appointment or visiting someone in hospital or a nursing home.
01963 33864 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Somerset Accessible Transport
For residents of Wiveliscombe and surrounding areas. The service operates Monday to Friday from approximately 8am to 6pm, Bank Holidays excepted and the only requirements are that you need to be registered and that you pre-book by 11am the day before, using the booking line 01984 624666 or email email@example.com
CBO Community Bus
Bookings: 07762 813967
For residents in the Churchstanton, Buckland St. Mary and Otterford areas.
Accessible Transport West Somerset (ATWest)
ATWest operates several services including; Slinky bus, No. 10 & 198 service, Shopper Buses, Club Transport, Travel Club and Car Scheme.
01643 709701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Exmoor Community Bus
The community bus is already used by many organisations within the Exmoor area for shopping trips to Exeter, Barnstaple, Taunton, Tiverton and Minehead. These trips are a regular and very popular events (booking a seat is recommended). Trips to the theatre, Christmas markets, and open gardens are also very popular.
01398 323665 or email email@example.com