Patient transport to Glebe House Surgery.
On Tuesdays we provide a door to door service to get patients who have no other means of transport to the Surgery. Booking is done through the Surgery Reception. If you have transport problems ask the Surgery when you book an appointment to make it a Tuesday. We will liaise with the Surgery to pick you up and get you home. The Surgery asks that you try and book the appointment on the Monday before by 12:00. The present charge is £5.00, payable in cash to the Driver/ Escort and there is normally a trained volunteer escort on the bus.
Market Run to Northallerton
Every Wednesday morning a demand responsive door to door, two hour shopping trip to Northallerton for Bedale and the adjacent villages. We start to pick up passengers at about 9:00 am and aim to have you home between 12:15 and 1 pm. The present return Fare is £5.00, payable in cash to the Driver
Please book a seat at least 24 hours before with the office. The Office is open 9:30 - 12:00 each weekday.
Visitor Transport to James Cook Hospital
We have discontinued this service with effect from the end of August 2019. Despite considerable interest prior to the launch of the service on the 4th April 2019 we went for 3 consecutive months with no uptake. Whilst volunteers looked forward to providing the service is was disappointing for them, having found the time, to be told they were not wanted on the day. We have contacted the D&ST and have asked them to stop advertising the service.
We have two minibuses that are available for hire to individuals or groups who are members of the minibus. The minibuses are normally set up to carry a driver and 13 passengers; we can however reconfigure the seating of the minibuses to accommodate those who are confined to wheelchairs
Minibus Driver Awareness Training ( MiDAS)
MiDAS. Administered by the Community Transport Association this scheme provides a nationally recognised standard for the assessment and training of minibus drivers and has been designed to enhance minibus driving standards and promote the safer operation of minibuses. We have our own MiDAS Trainers, all BCM drivers go through the training at no cost and our trainers can provide training for organisations who need to have their drivers MiDAS qualified. More information is at MiDAS
We have a schedule of MiDAS training sessions on about 10 occasions throughout the year on Mondays at Snape near Bedale. If an organisation has a sufficient number of drivers to train we can make arrangements to take this training to another location at a mutually agreed place and time. For more information on MiDAS and the training we can offer please contact the Office.