COMMUNITY TRANSPORT SERVICES
Our door-to-door community transport service is available to anyone in the Borough of Great Yarmouth. If you struggle with using buses and taxis, our easy-to-access minibuses will help you to get around, remain independent and stay in touch with your community.
For many people it’s a lifeline that helps them remain active and reduce their reliance on family, friends and carers. Our fleet also includes two mobility cars for added journey flexibility.
Our fleet of fully accessible minibuses have secure anchor points for wheelchairs, tail-lifts for access and friendly, helpful drivers to get you safely on and off the bus. It’s an affordable service that can be used for practically anything – from getting to medical appointments and the bank to going shopping and visiting friends. It can also:
- Enable you to take up a volunteering role or paid employment.
- Get to and from a local club or society.
- Go out to lunch.
- Visit the theatre or cinema.
- Enjoy a picnic as you set sail on the Norfolk Broads.
For many of our door-to-door members Centre 81’s Community Transport Service is their ‘Social Club on Wheels’.
Ms S says: ‘The drivers are always friendly and chatty‘
Ms ES says ‘All the drivers are very good and help me with my shopping’.
Ms BL says: ‘The drivers are very kind and helpful’.
The core service is available from 10.30 to 15.30 from Monday to Friday and can be used by:
- People with a disability.
- If you need assistance to make it easier to travel and/ or get around shops or other venues, you can book transport for your self and your carer.
- Elderly people who are frail.
- Those living in areas not served by public transport.
- People who need transport to access volunteering or work opportunities.
- Children under 16 accompanied by an adult.
Transport is available before and after our core hours on an individually arranged basis and subject to availability.
You can become a member or book a journey by calling 01493 332253.
Become a member
You will need to become a member to use our community transport service. This costs just £25 a year. We are not a bus or taxi service, we are something different, and our service is special. Centre 81’s drivers will help you get from your home to the bus and at the end of your visit or day out will make sure you get back safely to your home. Journey costs are much less than a taxi and a bit more than public transport fares. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept concessionary bus passes.
Click on the pdf file below, complete the application form and return your it with your membership fee of £25 to Centre 81, Yare House, Morton Peto Road, Great Yarmouth NR31 0LT. Once we’ve received it we will contact you by phone to discuss your transport needs and the journeys you wish to make.
We also support local clubs and societies by providing transport for their members. This can help your group to retain a feasible membership and your members can enjoy trips out as part of a group experience. You can book your group’s journey by calling 01493 332253.
Terms and conditions
We operate under Section 19 of the Local Transport Act.
We can accommodate an extensive range of mobility aids, including custom-built manual and electric wheelchairs. Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to take large mobility scooters on our buses. If you need to travel with your scooter, please check with us first on 01493 332253.
We understand that some people need more than one mobility aid throughout the day and in some circumstances we can accommodate both a wheelchair and mobility walker.
We can provide transport for children under the age of 16 and have booster seats to meet legal requirements. If your son or daughter needs a child safety seat this should be provided by an accompanying adult. Please contact us to check the seat/bus compatibility.
Passenger assistant dogs are welcome.