Introduction

Introduction

Organisation Name
Green Community Travel
Description

Green Community Travel (previously Yate, Sodbury and District Community Transport) provides safe, affordable and accessible travel for individuals and groups who are unable to use public transport and would otherwise have no other way of getting around. Any voluntary or community group which meets within the South Gloucestershire can join our Group Travel scheme and make use of our services. Individuals register with the Ring & Ride service, though GCT may provide transport through the voluntary car scheme if that is more appropriate. Charges are based on the total mileage for each journey, calculated to/from the Yate office.

We first started operating in 1989, borrowing local minibuses, particularly that of the local scout group, to provide transport for other community groups. The following year, South Gloucestershire Council loaned us one of their 16-seaters, which we affectionately called the "bread van", and this became the mainstay of our provision for the next eight years.

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of our volunteers, solid support from South Gloucestershire and Doddington Parish Councils, grants from government initiatives (eg Countryside Agency, Rural Bus Challenge) and various Charity Trusts (including a £111,000 lottery grant), our fleet has grown and we have been able to expand our services to meet the needs of our community.

Ring & Ride, first introduced in 1999, now has evening and weekend services and from 2008 we have been offering a programme of day trips to places of interest including garden centres and tourist locations such as Laycock, Bristol Harbourside and Weston super Mare.

In 2012, we rebranded the organisation as Green Community Travel. We hope this will enable us to attract a broader source of funding through sponsorship, grants and donations as well as remove any misconceptions about the geographical area we are able to cover.

Green Community Travel would not be possible without the volunteers who drive or accompany passengers on our buses, deal with telephone calls and paperwork in the office and help us with our fundraising. If you have a few hours to spare each week, why not join us in making a real difference to people's lives?

Organisation Type
Community Group
Alternative names
Yate, Sodbury and District Community Transport Services Ring and Ride - Yate, Sodbury and District
This organisation provides support around
Socialising / Out and About Getting Around
This organisation provides support for
Disabled People Older People Wheelchair Users Learning Difficulties Carers Dementia Hearing Impaired Visually Impaired Survivors Of Abuse LGBT Mental Health Issues
Regions
South Gloucestershire
Is there a cost for these services?
Yes
Cost information

Please enquire

Do you offer concessions?
Concessions information

Cheaper fare for bus pass holders

How can people access this service?
Self Referral
Business Hours
MondayFrom 09:00To 17:00
TuesdayFrom 09:00To 17:00
WednesdayFrom 09:00To 17:00
ThursdayFrom 09:00To 17:00
FridayFrom 09:00To 17:00
SaturdayFrom 09:00To 17:00
SundayCLOSED
Out of hours answer machine

Primary Organisation Details

Primary Address Details

Address 1
The Yard
Address 2
390 North Road
Town
Yate
County
South Gloucestershire
Postcode
BS37 7LW

Organisation Contact Methods

Telephone

Venue Address Details

Contact Details

Contact Name
Enquiries

Venue Contact Methods

Telephone

Services

Service Descriptions

Services Available to People at Home

Door to Door transport service

Helpline Details

Will calls I make to this helpline show on my bill?
N/A

Accessibility

General Accessibility

Services that increase accessibility

We provide transport that is fully accessible to users of wheelchairs, scooters and other mobility aids.
Please give us a call if you want to visit our office and we will book an appointment.

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