Community Car Scheme

The Welwyn Hatfield Community Car Scheme is funded by Hertfordshire County Council and E & N Hertfordshire CCG and was set up to provide transport for people who cannot use public transport.

Our customers are mainly older people or people with illness or disability that prevents them from using public transport easily.  The charge is 60p per mile from the volunteer’s home.

Donations towards the running of the scheme are always welcome.

Our drivers are local volunteers who are vetted by us and who give part of their time to community work in the area.

Transport is for:

  • medical appointments
  • support groups
  • day centres
  • visits to sick relatives and friends
  • shopping

WHCVS would like to thank the following organisations for their contribution towards the purchase of a new vehicle:  West Herts Charitable Trust, Childwick Trust, Herts Community Foundation, Herts County Council, Wellfield Trust and Hatfield Town Council.  The vehicle is used by our Community Car Scheme to transport people who are unable to transfer from their wheelchair to health related appointments.

Volunteer driver Tony and client Mr Lay

We need more volunteer drivers.

  • Do you want a volunteering role that really makes a difference to people’s lives?
  • Do you like working with people?
  • Are you compassionate and reliable?
  • Do you own a car and have some time to spare?
  • Do you enjoy helping and driving?

We would like to hear from you!

Contact us if you need help with transport or if you would like to volunteer to drive:

t: 01707 273875
e: whcvscars@yahoo.co.uk

What people say about the car scheme 

“Through your columns I should like to say a big thank you to the Community Car Service.
Three years ago my husband suffered a stroke. This affected his mobility, meaning he was no longer able to drive and as I am a non-driver meant relying on friends, family or taxi for hospital, doctors, visits etc.
We then discovered the Community Car Scheme and I cannot speak too highly of the service we have received.
The Volunteers in the office are always cheerful, friendly and helpful making every effort to book you a car on the date requested.
The drivers are kind and caring. They are always prompt and nothing is too much trouble.
This amazing service has been a lifeline for us and at a cost of only 60p per mile is worth every penny.
However, they do need more drivers so, if you have some spare time perhaps you could volunteer for such a worthwhile service.”
AS, Welwyn – Source Welwyn Hatfield Times

“Absolutely great organisation. Enabled an elderly neighbour to attend a 12 week falls prevention class, picking her up and dropping her at home every week, all at very reasonable cost. Really recommend them to help people who otherwise would not be able to get out and about”.  SJ

“You have done so much for me over this year, I can’t say how grateful I am” Mr H

“I would just like to say how much I appreciate your voluntary car scheme.

My husband returned from hospital 3 months ago confined to a wheelchair.  As he became stronger he was eager to leave the house and, having used the car scheme previously, we once again approached them.  Sadly the wheelchair vehicle had not passed its MOT and so they were without a vehicle.  The promised they would keep me in touch and inform me about progress, this they did.  As soon as they had a new vehicle they rang and we were able to book outings.  They kept their promise about keeping me in touch, were always cheerful and kind with a very positive attitude.

There is something very special about this team of people which sets them above others I have dealt with recently”.  AS