Community Transport is transport organised by the community for the community.
The Community Transport schemes in Bath & North East Somerset are aimed at providing members of the public, who are unable to use conventional public transport due to disability or age, with fully accessible transport in order to help solve their mobility problems, or because of a lack of availability of adequate and safe public passenger services.
The Council’s Role
Overcoming social exclusion is at the heart of what community transport has always been about. Bath & North East Somerset Council is committed to supporting local community transport based initiatives in the area both in terms of direct support such as advice on operational matters and in terms of providing funding - subject to meeting funding criteria and budgetary limitations.
What Schemes are Available
There are three types of community transport schemes operating across Bath & North East Somerset:
How to Get Involved
Joining a Scheme
Volunteers are always greatly appreciated, we wouldn't be able to run these schemes fully without them.
If you want to become part of one of these schemes by volunteering your time and/or driving for them then please contact the groups directly.
If you are unsure which group to approach or there is no group in your area please contact our Community Transport Officer via the details given on the left-hand side of this page.
Initiating a New Scheme
If you are interested in setting up a community transport scheme in your area contact your Parish Council with a view to assessing whether there is demand for such a service in your local area.
Once ideas have been discussed in the local community and people have come forward to volunteer their time in helping run a new scheme, proposals can be put forward to the Council.
The Council will offer guidance and funding subject to meeting funding criteria and budgetary limitations.
Contact details for this Council can be found at the side of this page.