HART community transport scheme expands

HART Community Transport minibus

HOLDERNESS AREA RURAL TRANSPORT (HART) the community transport operator is expanding its services.

Community transport fills the gaps that conventional bus services cannot reach. It provides a lifeline for people who cannot use or access public transport, including residents in isolated rural areas. Sometimes it can replace a rural bus service that has been withdrawn for commercial or other reasons.

HART is a registered Charity established in 2002 which runs door to door dial-a-ride services for North, Mid and the South Holderness areas. The door to door services cost no more than public transport and are available through appointment and referral.

Recently, HART received a request from residents in the village of Skipsea for a monthly service to Hornsea. A new door-to-door dial-a-ride service will start operating from Friday 26th October 2012. It will also serve other villages including Catfoss and Bewholme, and will link with the Hornsea Town Bus service.

Skipsea resident Chris Walker said: “We are all extremely grateful that HART have responded to our suggestion and are adding this service. The residents of Skipsea, Beeford and Bewholme will be able to access the doctors and dentists in Hornsea without having to rely on lifts from neighbours. It will also be good to be able to support the local shops in Hornsea.”

A service designed to help people with unmet community transport needs in rural areas is now being provided by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Rural Policy and Partnerships Team. This can help residents identify and use existing bus networks, or put residents in touch with community transport providers. The rural team is also able to offer help to communities who want to make a case for improved bus or community transport services.

Find out more through the Council’s website.

Visit: East Riding Council – Rural Community Transport

 

About the Author

Ray Duffill (Editor)
Ray Duffill (Editor)
Ray Duffill (photo by Neil Holmes) is a former community development manager but now describes himself as a beat-blogger or citizen-journalist. Ray lives in Hedon and also edits the Hedon Blog and is the Hedon correspondent for the Holderness Gazette.

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