Community Transport

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 - a Social Car Scheme where volunteers use their own cars to drive someone wherever they need to go
  • COMMBUS and Braunstone Town Community Minibus - Community bus services taking 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

The 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 Community Action Partnership website.

COMMBUS

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
  • Whetstone

For more information or to register call 0116 286 6116 (Monday-Friday 10am-12pm) or visit COMMBUS website.

Braunstone Town Community Minibus

This group 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).

Become a Volunteer Driver

Our Community Transport schemes need volunteer drivers! As a volunteer driver you would be making a real difference to the lives of otherwise isolated residents in the district. It's easier than you may think to become a volunteer driver. Want to know more or got a question? Please download a copy of our volunteer driver role description and FAQs.

Downloads
Last updated 28 August 2019
Do you need to get in touch with us? Use our contact form.
A to Z of Council Services