Mayfield & Five Ashes Community Car Service
On this page you will find some information on the Mayfield & Five Ashes Community Car Scheme. It's a service which provides transport to any medical appointment. We have recently taken over the organisation of this vital service. It is currently an answerphone service, which is checked regularly. We have successfully recruited more drivers this year, but if you or someone you know would like to involved we'd love to hear from you.
Just contact: Freya Huxtable on 07389 050605.
Read on to find out more about the service, what it does and how you can be involved.
The Community Car Service was started back in 1999 by a dedicated group of local volunteers. These volunteers had previously been undertaking driving duties for the Red Cross, but felt that the service they provided was too expensive and did not benefit our local residents as much as it should.
This Car Service has proved invaluable to the residents of our two villages ever since its inception and was honoured to be given the prestigious Queens’ Award for Community Service in 2005.
What does it provide?
The Car Service provides transport to any medical appointment, not only those at a doctor or hospital, but also including dentist, optician or chiropodist. You need to live within the parish of Mayfield and Five Ashes to be eligible to use the Car Service.
A door to door service is offered. The driver will pick you up at your home, take you to your appointment, stay with you whilst you are at the hospital, doctor’s surgery, etc. and bring you back to your home. You may take a friend or relative along with you if you wish. All this is provided at a very modest cost.
Local destinations include:
Further afield destinations:
Central London (by special arrangement)
I have a disabled parking badge, can it be used?
Yes, it can. Please bring it with you if you are using community cars.
Please ring 01435 873888. This is an answer phone service so please clearly leave your name, telephone number and brief details of the date you require transport and location and you will be called back to make arrangements.
PLEASE give as much notice as possible.