Community Car Scheme

What is the Volunteer Action Community Car Scheme?

It is a door-to-door Car Service for people with no reasonable means of transport for the following:




Collecting Prescriptions





Fitness Classes


Hospital – Outpatients

Hospital – Inpatients


Hospital or Nursing Home visiting




Visiting Friends or Relatives

Where is the Car Scheme Service Offered?

People living in the following areas can use Volunteer Action Community Transport:

Achurch Aldwincle Apethorpe Armston
Ashton Barnwell The Benefields Blatherwycke
Brigstock Bulwick Clopton Collyweston
Cotterstock Deene/Deenethorpe Duddington Easton-on-the-Hill
Fotheringhay Glapthorn Harringworth Hemington
Islip King’s Cliffe Laxton Lilford
Lowick Luddington Lutton Nassington
Oundle Pilton Polebrook Slipton
Southwick Stoke Doyle Sudborough Tansor
Thorpe Waterville Thrapston Thurning Titchmarsh
Twywell Wadenhoe Wakerley Warmington
Wigsthorpe Woodnewton Yarwell

Wansford Surgery patients can also use our volunteer based transport service to and from Wansford Surgery Appointments only. 

What Does It Cost?

Annual membership of the Transport Scheme is £24 or a temporary membership fee for 6 months at £12 – (payable upon registration) . This will allow you access to the Charity run transport scheme.

Members are invoiced each month in arrears. There is a £1 booking fee per completed journey.

The minimum charge for a journey is £4.00 (including the booking fee). You will then be invoiced for the cost of the journey which is based on approximately 45p per mile whilst you are in the car.  Volunteer Action pass your mileage payment (45p per mile) directly onto the Volunteer who drives you.

As a charity, we subsidize these miles through our fundraising efforts – we pay the volunteer driver 45p per mile to get them to your home – thus keeping the cost as low as possible. We welcome donations from passengers to help us with the costs incurred to keep this service running for the community.

To Make a Booking

Phone 01832 275433

  • We are open for bookings Monday to Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
  • Please give at least 3 working days notice, but the more notice, the better.
  • For example, call on a Monday to book on a Thursday.
  • Always call us for medical bookings, however short notice.

Other Car Schemes

If you live outside our pick up area, please follow the link to Northamptonshire County Council Community Transport:

or refer to the leaflet: Community Transport in East Northamptonshire