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.

History

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.

Destinations

Local destinations include:

Mayfield

Rotherfield

Crowborough

Pembury

Tunbridge Wells

Further afield destinations:

East Grinstead

Eastbourne

Hastings

Lewes

Maidstone

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.

CONTACT DETAILS

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.

© 2016 MAYFACS - Registered Charity No. 1166647

MAYFACS is grateful to the following for their support:

Age Concern, Mayfield

The Dr John Hall Memorial Fund (incorporating the Dr Alan Mathams Memorial Fund)

The Mayfield Trust

The Dorothy Wharton Trust

The Wellbeing Trust

Mayfield PCC

HFCT

GET IN CONTACT

Shirley Holland

MOBILE: 07908 516875

EMAIL: manager@mayfacs.org.uk

Alexandra Firrell

EMAIL: alexandra@mayfacs.org.uk

Freya Huxtable

07389 050605

EMAIL: freya@mayfacs.org.uk

OFFICE HOURS

The Old Library: 9am to 3pm

Most Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

(to the right of the main entrance to Mayfield Memorial Hall)

Five Ashes Village Hall

2.30-4.00pm 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month