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Community Links Transport Scheme (an SSVCA Project)

Community Links Transport Scheme (an SSVCA Project)
South Somerset Links Community Transport Service (Links) exists to provide transport to people who are unable to access public transport due to isolation, unemployment, disability or age. This includes providing access to transport where mainstream public transport services do not exist.

The project operates from the Langport Information Centre, Bow Street, Langport and serves the residents of Langport, Huish Episcopi, Somerton and many of the neighbouring villages in Area North - including Aller, Curry Mallet, Curry Rivel, Drayton, Fivehead, Hambridge, High Ham, Low Ham, Isle Abbots, Isle Brewers, Kingsbury Episcopi, Long Load, Long Sutton and Muchelney.

During the last year 2012/13 the project fleet of 5 vehicles, all adapted to carry wheelchair passengers, undertook over 9800 passenger journeys and covered more than 68K miles. The reasons for these journeys included hospital, doctor and dentist appointments as well as shopping trips, transport to day care centres and to social events.

The scheme is run on a "not for profit" basis but there is an annual registration fee of £5 and set journey rates, available from the office when booking. South Somerset Travel passes can be used towards journey costs. Bookings can be made by ringing 01458 250169 between 9.30am and 12.30pm weekday mornings or leave a message. Please give as much advance notice as possible and the managers will do their very best to accommodate all requests.

The scheme is highly valued by Huish Episcopi Parish and Langport Town Councils, both providing substantial grants towards its continuing service to their parishioners.