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1st February 2017
North Norfolk Volunteer Car Schemes to Come Together
North Norfolk Community Transport has announced that it will be merging its volunteer car scheme ‘MediRide’ with a similar car scheme operated by Norfolk County Council.
Over the next few weeks MediRide passengers will be gradually redirected to Norfolk County Council’s Transport Plus service.
MediRide has helped transport hundreds of people to medical appointments at the NNUH, Cromer Hospital, local doctors surgeries and other medical establishments. Transport Plus provides a similar service across the whole of Norfolk. Both schemes operate using volunteer drivers in their own cars.
The cost of using Transport Plus will remain the same, with passengers giving the volunteer drivers 45p per mile allowance, paid at the end of each journey. Passengers need to book their journey with Transport Plus minimum three days in advance.
Matt Townsend, North Norfolk Community Transport Chief Executive: “This change has come as a result of our strong working relationship with Norfolk County Council where we have identified an overlap in services. By bringing MediRide and Transport Plus together we will free up capacity to improve and develop our minibus-based transport schemes including Dial a Ride which now has more demand than ever before whilst ensuring the people of North Norfolk can still access essential medical appointments.”
“We wish to sincerely thank all the volunteers who have driven for MediRide over the last few years and helped the people of North Norfolk access medical appointments.”
North Norfolk Community Transport are currently working with existing volunteers to arrange a smooth transition to the Transport Plus service.
To book your journey with Transport Plus please contact 0344 800 8020.