Gamlingay and Hatleys community car scheme
The Gamlingay and Hatleys community car scheme has been in operation for over 20 years. It organises transport by volunteer drivers for anyone where public transport is unsuitable or non-existent to:
- Hospitals (including visiting patients)
- Friends and shopping
Mrs Gwen Jones is the scheme's local co-ordinator.
Her phone number is 01767 650692.
The scheme is in urgent need of more volunteer drivers. If you have a clean driving licence and are able to spare the odd couple of hours (with your car), Gwen would be very pleased to hear from you. No firm commitment is required – you can always say 'no'.
On the day, passengers pay the driver 25p per mile from the driver's home and back for each journey. The scheme is actively supported by Cambridgeshire County Council and Care Network – and each quarter the Council pays 14p per mile to the co-ordinator who passes it on to the driver, so drivers get 39p per mile total, but in two installments.
The County Council also has website information about community transport.