Also see: Call and Go
Our job is to address transport problems in the New Forest. This could be because of individual mobility difficulties or simply lack of public transport services. We will work with individuals and groups to find solutions to these problems, using the resources at our disposal and identifying other resources, which are available through national and local government grants and voluntary action. We will advise on any transport matter – if we don’t know the answer, we will know someone who does!
We operate a variety of transport services including the following:
Call and Go is a Community Transport scheme operated by Community First New Forest. It is a flexible minibus service that can take you to set destinations.
Our accessible minibuses are available for hire by community or voluntary groups. Groups normally provide their own MiDAS trained driver, but if this is not possible we may be able to arrange for a volunteer to help. You will need to be a member of Community First New Forest to use this service.
(Minibus Drivers Awareness Scheme)
It is recommended that all drivers of community minibuses undertake MiDAS training. We offer New Driver and Refresher MiDAS training. This is normally held at Ringwood, but on occasions alternative locations may be used.
Wheels to Work
The Wheels to Work Moped Loan Scheme is designed for people aged between 16 and 25 who don’t have access to public or private transport to get them to a job, vocational training or to attend interviews. A moped can be loaned for 3 to 12 months depending on your circumstances.
We have a pool of voluntary drivers and passenger assistants. If you are interested in this kind of work please contact us for information about opportunities and training.
We will advise on any transport matter – if we don’t know the answer, we will know someone who does!
Our current minibuses are approaching the end of their useful life. As we do not receive funding from the district or county councils to replace our vehicles we must raise the money ourselves to keep this essential service going. Follow the link if you would like to make a donation using the Virgin Money Giving fundraising service.
Tel: 01425 482773
Manager - Graham Hartless
Call and Go Administrators - Wendy Preston and Carolyn Maskell
Wheels to Work Coordinators - Sue Ward (Ringwood) and Alison Wells (Winchester)