14th June 2022: Most community transport services are operating normally, please contact the individual service provider directly with any enquires. Residents who hold a concessionary bus pass may access free transport for a vaccination appointment on any Community transport and Slinky journey. The latest information on COVID-19 vaccination locations and sites can be found on the NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group website
14th June 2022: Most community transport services are operating normally, please contact the individual service provider directly with any enquires.
Residents who hold a concessionary bus pass may access free transport for a vaccination appointment on any Community transport and Slinky journey.
The latest information on COVID-19 vaccination locations and sites can be found on the NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group website
What is Community Transport?
Community Transport Schemes can offer transport for individuals as well as 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?
Community Transport is there to serve those who don’t have access to public transport and are 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 with the individual operators in your area.
How do I use it?
To use Community Transport services you must first register with the operator. Once you are registered with the scheme, you can make your booking. Journeys are usually booked with at least 24 hours notice, and operators can generally be flexible pick up and drop off points and times. Regular bookings can 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?
Community transport organisations are listed below under the district of the county where they operate. Please click on their name for further detailed information.
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.
Phone 01749 880613 (9am to 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 Community Transport have a pool of private car drivers who volunteer their time to provide transport to hospital and doctor appointments, shopping or to link with public transport, again with a friendly door to door service.
Phone 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 area
Community Transport South West operates a fleet of 15 wheelchair accessible minibuses, 5 small wheelchair accessible vehicles, over 40 volunteer car drivers (using their own vehicles) and Slinky services in South Somerset.
Phone 01935 477399 (9am to 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.
Phone 01963 33864 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rama Life Community Transport– 17 seat minibus hire – Who can Hire the minibus? Not for profit organisations, Drivers 25 and over (with 5 years experience), Drivers who have experience driving large vehicles or attend a free Rama Life training session, Organisations from or near Somerset, with preference to those in South Petherton and surrounding areas.
Phone 01460510042 (Option 3) (9am-5pm) or email Transport@ramalife.co.uk
Taunton & West Somerset area
Accessible Transport West Somerset (ATWest) operates many services in West Somerset including shopper buses, travel club day trips, and group hire for the community.
Phone 01643 709701 or email email@example.com
CBO Community Bus – For residents in the Churchstanton, Buckland St. Mary and Otterford areas.
Phone 07762 813967
Exmoor Community Bus– The Community bus is used by many organisations within the Exmoor area for various trips.
Phone 07925 044262
Somerset Accessible Transport– Serving the Taunton and Wellington area. Available for individual transport and group hire. Please call for more info
Phone 01823 331266
WiveyLink – 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.
Phone 01984 624666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Watchet Drives – For residents of the Watchet area. Running times: 7am to 10pm any day.
Phone 07599 955096 (9am to 12pm Monday – Friday)