Community Transport

What is Community transport ?

Community Transport is a non-profit making scheme that provides transport to residents of the District who are unable to access Public Transport.

The scheme operates 5 wheelchair accessible minibuses that have tail lifts for easy access, if required, and a number of vehicles in a Social Car Scheme.

Wyvern Community Transport are members of the Community Transport Association and are committed to the Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme (MIDAS).

The scheme operates Monday Friday 8:30am 4:30pm

Who may use the scheme?

You must be a permanent resident of the Rochford District:

  • Become a member of the scheme
  • Have restricted mobility
  • Be unable to access public transport
  • Temporarily unable to access public transport
  • Live in an area not served by public transport
  • Or where transport needs are not met by existing timetables

How do I join the scheme?

By contacting Wyvern Community Transport by phone, letter or in person and an application form will be provided alternatively you can download an application form from their website. This must be completed and returned with the membership fee.

Confirmation of registration will be confirmed by letter once your application has been processed.

How much will it cost?

Membership to the Wyvern Community Transport is free. Journeys will cost £3.00 for any distance up to 3 miles and then 60p per mile thereafter.

For group bookings members are charged an annual fee of £15.00 for a group membership, the travel costs are £35.00 minimal charge for journeys up to 10 miles and then £1.30 per mile thereafter

How do I book a Journey?

By contacting Wyvern Community Transport on 01268 753513 (Rochford) or 01268 754936 (Castle Point)

Between: - 9.30am - 1.00pm Monday to Friday

Where possible, bookings should be made giving at least 48 hours notice. Bookings cannot be made more than nine (9) days in advance.

What can I use the scheme for?

Members can use the scheme for: -

  • Hospital Appointments / Visiting
  • Social/ Day Centres
  • Lunch Clubs
  • Further Education
  • Rehabilitation Classes
  • Visit friends and family
  • Shopping
  • Doctors
  • Dentist
  • Optician
  • Chiropodist
  • Church

Due to the time involved with Hospital appointments drivers are unable to wait for Members, however arrangements can be made to collect at a later time.

How do I pay for my journeys?

You can pay the driver in cash or for those members attending day centres arrangements can be made to invoice a members family.

How do I contact Wyvern Community Transport Scheme?

The Scheme operates from: -

The White House,
Rear of Council Offices,
Kiln Road,
Thundersley,
Benfleet,
Essex,
SS7 1TF

01268 753513 (Rochford)
01268 754936 (Castle Point)

If you are interested in Group Membership arrangements can be made for someone to call and explain to your group / organisation how the scheme operates.