Running a minibus and volunteer car scheme for the benefit of local residents had been an ongoing project of ICVS / Good Neighbours for many years (see below). With the arrival of a Transport Co-ordinator and the subsequent increase in activity, the decision was taken to establish the project as an independent organisation. This happened in November 2004. The project now has charitable status and its own management committee. They are free to concentrate on transport issues and the daily running of the organisation.
The organisation has 117 group members with passenger ages ranging from 3 months to 90+ years. The number of passengers transported by bus or car in 2002 was approximately 2,800. This rose to around 3,400 in 2003 and 5,400 in 2004, and has increased steadily to approximately 6,500 in 2007.
In 2016 we hired our minibuses out 777 times, completed over 14,500 individual passenger journeys, gave 342 car lifts and used the services of over 50 volunteers. Types of journey vary enormously: from short runs around the Ilkley district, to day trips to the Yorkshire and Lancashire coasts, the Lake District and neighbouring counties. We have also organised holiday transport for people with disabilities. We also carry out weekly transport for two luncheon clubs for the elderly and a weekly shoppers run for elderly and disabled people from Addingham to Ilkley.
Appointment: Transport Coordinator
We are pleased to announce the appointment of David Steel as our new Transport Coordinator.
David is based in the Riddings Hall office working Monday to Friday mornings.
He can be contacted through the usual office channels:
Tel: 01943 603348