The Volunteer Car Scheme
SERVE transport assists elderly and disabled people to
travel to medically related appointments, e.g. the doctor, hospital, dentist
A SERVE volunteer driver collects the client from their
home, takes them to their medical appointment, and returns them home. A small
charge is made to cover petrol costs.
We are happy to accept the travel tokens issued by East
Northants District Council. We can also help those who are housebound with
The Serve Shopper
The Serve Shopper will pick you up at your home and
take you to one of these supermarkets or garden centres:
Poddington Garden Centre
Milton Ernest Garden Centre
We will go to one of these locations each week but we will
listen to your comments. If you would like to visit another supermarket then.
Please tell us!
The minibus has an electric life, which enables us to take wheelchair users.
Our driver is trained to help you at any stage of the journey.
Who can use it?
Anyone who is registered in the SERVE Transport Scheme.
When can I use it?
The service operates on Tuesday from Rushden, Higham ferrers
and Irthlingborough and Wednesday from Raunds and Irthlingborough with journeys
between 11.00am and 1.30pm.
Where do I board?
We pick you up at your own home and return you home after the
What does it cost?
Your annual registation entitles you to use this service.
There is a charge of:
£3.00 Rushden/Higham to Wellingborough
£3.50 Raunds/Irthlingborough to Wellingborough
Price to be arranged for Poddington and Milton Ernest.
Can I bring someone
If you have difficulty in travelling and need assistance, then
you can bring someone with you but they must be registered with the service.
They will be asked to pay the fare and you must book a seat for them.
Please remember that\space is limited and we can only accept
passengers on a first come first serve basis.
do I do next if I'm not registered?
Registration costs £5 a year. The
registration cost is necessary to cover administration costs and provide you
with a fast and efficient service.
If you do not wish to register (If you
only make one or two journeys a year) then a 50p administration fee will apply
per journey. However registered users will be given priority over
those who have not registered when booking journeys. For more information about
registering with the SERVE Transport Service or for an application form
please visit or call the Main Office.
We can transport people from Rushden, Higham Ferrers, Raunds, Stanwick,
Irthlingborough, Podington, Wymington, Yieldon and Hinwick within these towns
or between these towns. We can also provide transport for long distance
journeys i.e. Kettering, Northampton and Leicester.
Please ensure to book your journey in plenty of time. Many journeys can often
not be arranged at short notice. Also if you no longer require transport please
cancel your booking as soon as possible.
do I do next if I'm already registered?
Just telephone Debbie or Coral in out Transport Department to
make a booking.
(Please be sure to have your registration Number handy)
You will be given a collection time and we ask you to be ready
15 minutes before pickup.
Becoming a Driver
Serve's Transport Service relies on volunteer drivers to provide its service. As
a volunteer driver you would need to give up some time each week to transport
elderly and disabled clients to and from medical appointments. Volunteer
drivers need their own vehicle. Whilst volunteer drivers are not paid they are
reimbursed for all fuel costs.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer driver please contact Debbie
Moore on 01933 315555