We go the extra mile for you!
Our Board of Trustees are all volunteers and are responsible for the corporate governance of the charity. Our mission is to:
Provide affordable transport solutions for the residents of Boston & surrounding areas
Provide a safe alternative to public transport and the private hire sector
Encourage volunteers so that we are able to expand this vital service in our rural community
BARRIE PIERPOINT • CHAIRMAN – BOSTON COMMUNITY TRANSPORT
“I have no other means of getting to my doctor’s surgery and hospital appointments and without the community transport service it would be difficult as I just cannot afford taxis.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Please see our frequently asked questions, if you require any further information feel free to contact us.
Our community transport scheme is membership-based and provides a service for people who are unable to use or have difficulty with access to public transport.
Our aim is to help people with journeys which they may otherwise be unable to make, such as:
- Hospital, doctors, dentist and other medical appointments, both inside and outside of the county
- Local trips for shopping
- Seeing a relative or friend
- Attending community activities or a social club
- One-off or regular trips including the library, post office, chemist or chiropodist
We offer a door to door and accompanying service with our friendly and helpful team of volunteers. Where you need to go, we get you there. We can even get you home from hospital when discharged as an inpatient and you simply ask the ward nursing staff to call us to collect you.
Any transport you book is for you alone – you will not be sharing it with any other customers, unless you request us to. If you wish to take another person with you, that is acceptable. The service is for you alone.
Our community transport scheme helps people access social activities, facilities and services. We engage with, promote and support community activities in the local area that benefit disadvantaged people and communities. This includes linking with groups such as Your Day, Your Say (a charity which supports adults with severe learning disabilities), the Royal British Legion and Royal Voluntary Service to support veterans and their families. We enable participation and support the growth of groups, events and networks, such as luncheon clubs, art and fitness classes, to support their sustainability.
To reduce barriers to engagement from victims of domestic violence and single parents we can offer same-sex drivers.
All of our drivers have to go through rigid police and DBS checks, and have a full driving licence and insurance to ensure your safety, so you can use this service with complete confidence. All of our drivers are based locally and are volunteers.
Customers pay 60p per mile for each journey, of which the driver keeps 45p per mile for their expenses, and 15p per mile goes to the BCT charity. The charge starts and finishes at the driver’s residence. Where possible we try to get a driver close to your home. The driver will wait for the return journey. If the waiting time exceeds an hour, there may be an additional charge for a return journey, which will be explained to you.
You can book by email or by telephoning the office on 01205 360183. A minimum of 72 hours’ notice is required to arrange a journey. However, in an emergency please call and we will do our very best to help you at any time.
The Board of Trustees are all volunteers and are responsible for the corporate governance of the charity:
- Barrie Pierpoint FCIM – Chair
- Stuart Hellon
- Patrick Fryer
- Ernest Napier
- Jeff Maidens
- Karen Loudon
Volunteer Administration and Booking Clerks:
- Ashley Barker
- Andrew Tansley
- David Cubberley
- Tony Reynolds
- Brian Martin
- David Bennett
- Geoff Taylor
- Jeff Maidens
- Karen Loudon
Car Scheme Coordinator
- Angela Gould – who is responsible for the day to day running and management of Boston Community Transport.
Tel 01205 360183
If you want to become one of our Team, please contact Angela for more details.
Boston Community Transport
We go that extra mile for you!