Community Transport schemes provide services for people who have difficulty using or accessing public transport. These schemes are provided to help residents remain independent, keep actively involved in community life and reduce isolation.
There are two types of Community Transport scheme in Blaby District. Community Action Partnership runs a Social Car Scheme where volunteers use their own cars to drive someone wherever they need to go. COMMBUS and Braunstone Town Community Minibus both run community bus services that take residents to shopping centres and on day trips.
Charges apply for these services but it is usually less than the cost of other forms of public transport. Community Transport services are supported by Leicestershire County Council.
Community Action Partnership's Social Car Scheme provides a flexible, door-to-door service covering the whole of Blaby District. For more information or to register call 0116 288 7482 (Monday-Friday 9am-1pm) or visit the website: Community Action Partnership
COMMBUS provides a door-to-door, dial-a-ride service five days a week to local shopping centres in the district as well as nearby towns. COMMBUS serves the following villages: Blaby, Cosby, Croft, Countesthorpe, Enderby, Glen Parva, Huncote, Littlethorpe, Narborough, Sapcote, Sharnford, Stoney Stanton, St Johns, Thurlaston and Whetstone. For more information or to register call 0116 286 6116 (Monday-Friday 10am-12pm) or visit the website: COMMBUS
Braunstone Town Community Minibus offers a door-to-door, dial-a-ride service four days a week to local shopping centres, local clubs for older people and social trips. This scheme serves the parishes of Braunstone Town, Leicester Forest East and Kirby Muxloe. For more information or to register call 0116 282 6288 (Mondays-Tuesdays 1.30-5.30pm).
You can download a copy of the Community Transport leaflet here: Community Transport Leaflet Please note that Community Action Partnership's telephone number has changed recently to 0116 2887482.