Beaminster Country Car Scheme is a voluntary driving organisation run by Dorset County Council, locally organised by Mike Bateman who lives in Beaminster. It’s non-profit making and mileage/driving expenses are covered.
Mainly, you would be taking elderly people to NHS medical appointments. Usually to local surgeries/hospitals. It can be further away but only if the driver is happy to do longer trips. The driver is paid cash by the passenger to cover the recorded mileage for fuel etc.
- Drivers use their own vehicles.
- The passenger pays: 45p per mile.
- Days of operation: Monday to Friday (9am—5pm) – you choose your time.
- Serving: Beaminster, Broadwindsor, Melplash, Mosterton, Seaborough, Netherbury, Drimpton, Waytown, Blackdown and Hooke.
Drivers can do it as often as they wish, there is no obligation or pressure to commit to any particular drives if it’s not convenient. It’s really enjoyable, rewarding and you meet some lovely people who are always very grateful.
If you are interested or you would like further information, please contact Elaine Leader on 07796 981364.
Thank you very much.