Torridge Volunteer Cars is a new organisation and is now operational.
It supplies drivers for those who are unable to drive themselves. This lets them get to Hospital appointments, shop, meet friends or join in social events, which is vital in reducing social exclusion in rural areas.
Torridge Volunteer Cars has no connection to Torridge Community Transport Association, the charity which formerly offered this service, although it is using the same drivers in the main and has also applied for charity status.
All Torridge Volunteer Cars’ drivers are volunteers, are police and insurance checked, and have clean licenses: Torridge Volunteer Cars is covered by Public Liability Insurance.
The passenger is charged 45p per mile (including the distance to and from the volunteer driver’s home) plus an admin fee of £2.50. The admin fee goes to TVC, the mileage fee to the driver.
For more details see Torridge Volunteer Cars poster (pdf 200 kB)
Torridge Volunteer Cars always needs volunteer drivers. If you are yourself interested in volunteering to do this, please contact us, and if you are aware of anybody else who might be interested, please ask them to contact us as well.
Our administrative address is Deirdre Conniss, Secretary Torridge Volunteer Cars, First Floor Jubilee House, Jubilee Square, Queen Street, Bideford, EX29 2JH, our telephone number is 01237 237140, and our email address is email@example.com.