Whitby & District Community Transport
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Who are we?

We are a community transport service set up to help elderly and disabled people who are unable to access essential services because of genuine transport need.

We have been providing transport for people in Whitby since 1996 and surrounding area. We currently have 42 volunteer drivers and over 650 registered passengers.

Who do we help?

If you are over 60, registered disabled, or are referred by a caring organisation, we should be able to help you. If you do not fit into one of these categories but have a genuine transport need, try giving us a call to see if we can help.

What does it cost?

A small annual membership fee (currently £10.00) helps towards the cost of administering the scheme.

There is a mileage charge to cover the driver's costs for running the car. This fare is calculated by our bookings officer when they have found you the nearest available driver. They will then tell you the exact fare, which you must pay to the driver at the end of the journey. In effect you are paying for the running of the car while the driver is giving his or her time freely.

Examples of Journeys

  • To hospitals in Whitby, Scarborough, Middlesbrough, York, Leeds, Hull, etc...
  • To Doctors Surgeries
  • To Dentists, Opticians, Chiropodists, Osteopaths
  • To attend Day Centres, Luncheon Clubs
  • To connect with public transport at local railway and bus stations
  • To visit friends or relatives in Hospital, Nursing Homes or at home
  • To collect your pension, go shopping or visit the bank
  • To attend local meetings, e.g.  M.S Club., D.A.G., Hearing/Sight impairment

We require at least 2 working days notice when you book your journey. However if the journey is medical related we may be able to help with shorter notice. Please remember that all our drivers are volunteers and have commitments of their own.

To book a journey:

  • CALL 01947 602982

Or you can call into our office at:

  • Whitby and District Community Transport
  • Church House
  • Flowergate
  • Whitby
  • North Yorkshire
  • YO21 3BA