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The Volunteer Car Scheme

SERVE transport assists elderly and disabled people to travel to medically related appointments, e.g. the doctor, hospital, dentist and chiropodist.

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 their shopping.

The Serve Shopper

The Serve Shopper will pick you up at your home and take you to one of these supermarkets or garden centres:

  • Tesco's, Wellingborough
  • Morrison's, Wellingborough
  • 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 trip.

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 with me?

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.

What 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.

What 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

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"You wait hours for a bus and then three come along together"

For details of our transport service please ring

Debbie Moore

Tel:01933 315555