Dial-a-Trip

A Community car scheme for Tuxford and the surrounding area.

Dial a Trip Ltd is a Social & Community car scheme run and administered by volunteers. Its aim is to provide transport for anyone who cannot access public or other transport.

In order to become a user simply fill out a registration form and return it to Dial a Trip together with the annual fee (the price will be given on application). Then you are free to use the Dial a Trip service.

To book a trip you must contact the Dial a Trip office on 01777 874919 giving the details of your trip, address, telephone and time of appointment. We have an answer phone, if the phones are unmanned, which is checked regularly.

  • We do require 1 – 2 working days notice.
  • If we are unable to locate a driver we will ring and let you know, such occurrences are rare but they do happen.

You may not get the same driver every time, however all our drivers will be happy to  pick you up at your house and drop you off as close to your destination as possible.

Our drivers will pick up from your home and drop off as close to your destination as humanly possible. They will wait for usually no more than an hour while you complete your business or appointment, if however your appointment is likely to be longer than an hour this should be stated at the time of booking.

  • Our volunteer drivers take people to:
  • Medical Appointments
  • Collecting prescriptions
  • Shopping trips
  • Hospital appointments
  • Social Events

Our drivers are volunteers using their own cars.  The mileage is from the drivers’ home and return charged at 45p per mile.  The driver will issue a receipt on payment by the client. Prices are charged per journey not per person if there is more than one person in the car (excluding the driver) the price will be shared.

The scheme is administered by Dial a Trip Ltd.  We are all volunteers and volunteer drivers.  We do not work evenings, weekends or bank holidays.

WE ARE ALSO ALWAYS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER DRIVERS

PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECT IF YOU WOULD LIKE FURTHER INFORMATION.  01777 874919