Community Car Scheme
Transport to medical appointments and other essential visits: The Haslingfield and Harlton Community Car Scheme
If you need to get to a medical appointment or make another essential visit but don’t have any means of transport, call the Haslingfield and Harlton Community Car Scheme on 07800 883634 for help!
There is no age restriction! Simply call 07800 883634 at least 2 working days before your appointment. Please leave a message if you get the answer machine – the Coordinator checks messages regularly. The Coordinator will call you back when they have found a volunteer driver who is able to take you to your appointment.
The charge is 30p/mile, paid to the driver on the day. We have a list of standard charges for the most common destinations, which we will give you when you first use the Scheme.
If you have any questions about the Scheme, please call 07800 883634 to talk to the Coordinator.
Can you drive? Would you like to become a volunteer driver in the Scheme?
The Scheme depends entirely on volunteers who are willing to give a little of their time to take fellow villagers to appointments they cannot otherwise get to. As a volunteer driver you are completely in control of how much – or how little – driving you do. You provide details of your general availability to the Coordinator, and when they contact you by phone or e-mail to ask if you can do a particular drive, you can say Yes or No – no pressure is applied! Drivers receive compensation for fuel used, 30p/mile from the users and an additional 15p/mile claimed from Cambridge County Council.
We need more volunteer drivers in both Haslingfield and Harlton. If you are interested, or would like further information, please email the Coordinator, Lawrence Hopkins, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.