Community transport in West Somerset operates where other suitable transport is not available. The schemes offer different types of transport to people in areas where there is little or no public transport. Community transport can:
Reduce individual isolation in rural communities
Provide access to healthcare, local facilities and for social needs
Raise local community spirit and awareness
(ATWest) Accessible Transport West Somerset
ATWEST is a community transport service offering wheelchair-friendly and accessible transport for the residents of West Somerset. They cater for those who do not have their own transport, or who cannot access public transport, car or private bus schemes because of lack of availability or difficulties due to sickness, age or disability.
Atwest aims to provide clean, reliable and well-organised minibus transport and their drivers and escorts all receive and pass County-approved driving and wheelchair training.
The services they provide are varied and wide ranging and include the following:
SLINKY Dial-a-Ride (door-to-door) Service
West Somerset Car Scheme (using volunteer drivers in their own cars)
Atwest Travel Club
For further information please contact Atwest on 01643 709701 or email email@example.com
To register and book a journey with the Slinky service phone 01643 707090.
Slinky West Somerset (1mb pdf)
Or see the ATWest website for more information.
Hinkley Point C Community Bus
This is a FREE bus service provided by Hinkley Point C for the local residents. Please see the EDF website for timetables.
Exmoor Community Bus
Visit the Exmoor Community Bus website for full details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Exmoor National Park Authority on 01398 323665.
The following are community car schemes operating within West Somerset for the benefit of local people. The most common types of journey requested are to get to doctor, hospital and care-related appointments, though journeys can be made for other purposes.
Bicknoller, Culverhayes, Newton, Sampford Brett and West Quantoxhead
Tel: 01984 656489
Brompton Parish Lifts
Brompton Regis, Upton, Skilgate and Withiel Florey
Tel: 01398 371145
Brushford Voluntary Lifts
Dulverton, Brompton Regis and Exford
Tel: 01398 323776
Parish of Crowcombe
Tel: 01984 618263
Minehead Community Car Scheme
Bookings: 01643 709701 (9am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday, with 48 hours’ notice)
Running times: 6am - 6pm Monday - Friday, not Bank Holidays
For residents of Minehead and surrounding areas.
Kilve, Holford, Dytch, Doddington & East Quantoxhead
Tel: 01278 741384, E: email@example.com
Porlock Wier, West Porlock, Porlock, Bossington and Allerford
Tel: 01643 863150
Stogumber Community Cars (Stogo)
Bookings: 01984 656145 (48 hours’ notice)
For residents of Stogumber parish.
Stogursey Parish Stagecoach
Bookings: 07908 239609 (48 hours’ notice)
For residents of Stogursey parish.
West Somerset Car Scheme
The West Somerset Car Scheme is operated by ATWest. Volunteer drivers, driving their own vehicles, are able to transport people who must travel to or from locations when there is no public transport available.
Phone ATWest on 01643 709701 or see the ATWest website for more details.
Wheels – Watchet & Williton
Voluntary Car Scheme provided by residents for residents of Watchet, Williton, Washford and Old Cleeve. WHEELS is a non-profit making social car scheme that has been set up by volunteers in response to the expressed needs of the community.
See the Wheels website for more information or Tel: 07891 821861
Withycombe parish only
Tel: 01984 640983