There is a range of Community Transport services available across the West of England region. These provide essential transport within the community and are particularly well placed to cater for passengers with limited mobility.
Bristol Community Transport ceased community transport operations on 26 August 2022
Bristol Community Transport (BCT) ceased their community transport services on 26 August 2022 at short notice. Other community transport providers are keen to support BCT’s former users and the West of England Combined Authority is working with them with the aim of securing alternative provision as soon as possible.
In the meantime, the Combined Authority has partnered with the West of England Rural Network to provide an emergency helpline for former users of BCT’s services to find out about alternative community transport provision, and they can be contacted via email on [email protected] or phone on 07410 168178.
The scheme provides individuals with transport from their front door to a variety of locations. Individuals register to become members and are then able to request transport from their front door to a place of their choosing. Some schemes also have trips to specific locations available on certain days of the week. Schemes may propose a different time or day of the week if that fits better with delivering of the service to more users. Priority may be given to requests such as medical appointments but all requests are welcomed.
Voluntary car schemes
The scheme links individuals with volunteer drivers offering transport. The individual contacts the co-ordinator to request a journey who then contacts volunteer drivers to see if anyone can provide the transport. If so, the driver will then pick up the individual and take them to and from their destination. There’s usually a charge per mile for the volunteer driver.
Vehicles owned by community groups are made available to other local organisations for low-cost hire. These can be used for a number of different purposes, including leisure, social events and education.
Some of the community transport schemes run trips and excursions throughout the year to places of interest either within the area or further afield.
The operator may be running weekly trips to one or more local places of interest, such as a supermarket.
A place to hire mobility equipment, such as mobility scooters and manual or powered wheelchairs.
West of England Combined Authority area
Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire
Please use the search field below to find your local community transport services. You can also use the filters above (mobile) and to the left (desktop) to filter by type of service when searching by postcode.
Please note this directory only shows Community Transport Operators financially supported by the West of England Combined Authority. Other providers may be available within your area.
Kingswood Community Transport is a charity that provides demand-responsive transport for the residents of South Gloucestershire and Bristol. They play an active part in the community and provide a flexible form of travel which meets the needs of the residents of the area.
• Group vehicle hire • Door-to-door services • Outings and day trips • Regular local trips •
Lawrence Weston Community Transport provides low-cost and essential transport to Disabled individuals and other community/charity groups, serving their needs with a reliable and open service to all. Operating around the Lawrence Weston area.
• Group vehicle hire • Door-to-door services • Outings and day trips •