Another way public transport problems in rural areas can be overcome is through Community Minibus sharing schemes. These schemes help groups and organisations within the community to have accessible and affordable vehicles, which can be either on a self-drive basis or with a driver supplied.
The sharing scheme is only open to non-profit making groups or organisations and they must be involved in one or more of the following activities:
The scheme is not open to groups or organisations of a commercial or profit-making nature, nor is it open to members of the general public acting outside of the criteria above.
If you are part of a local community group that has a transport need, please contact Cumbria Community Transport using the details below:
If you have a full UK driving licence with D1 entitlement and enjoy driving and meeting people, then driving community minibuses is a great way to get out and about in your spare time. Basic training is provided and Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme (MiDAS) is also available. All volunteer expenses are reimbursed.
If you have some spare time and would like to help, please contact Cumbria Community Transport using the details below:
CUMBRIA COMMUNITY TRANSPORT
For more information on the Community Minibus Brokerage scheme, please use the link below: