ACTS has now located a community car in Moffat to complement the transport services already available using the community minibus. Many thanks to Benmar Filling Station for allowing us to keep our community transport vehicles there.
ACTS can offer community transport for individuals and groups including the popular and affordable hospital appointment service.
WHAT TRANSPORT IS AVAILABLE?
Annandale Community Transport Services (ACTS) provides:-
• A door-to-door service to hospital appointments for any NHS referrals including Dumfries, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Carlisle etc
• Transport for individuals
• Minibus hire for community groups
• ACTS Travel Club offering days out
• 2 registered bus services to Carlisle and Peebles
• Minibus driver training
WHO CAN USE ACTS SERVICES?
Services are available for residents of Annandale & Eskdale. Groups must be
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Group travel from £50.00 + fuel & membership
Individual travel from £5.50 + membership
Hospital transport from £10 + membership
Travel Club from £8.50 + membership
WHO WILL DRIVE?
We can provide volunteer drivers who give their time to help others. We also provide driver training for groups to have their own driver.
HOW TO BOOK
Please phone or email the ACTS office with as much notice of the date of travel as possible. Bookings are subject to vehicle and volunteer availability.
ACTS welcomes anyone interested in becoming a volunteer driver and helping their local communuty – full training and out of pocket expenses will be given.
For further information on becoming a volunteer or using the service please contact 01576 203053 / email@example.com.
We are delighted to have received a most welcome donation from NFU Mutual of £6,443. This generous gift will help support the running of our services. Thank you to NFU Mutual.
Community Windpower (CWL) have awarded ACTS a donation of £1,125. CWL are the developers of Scoop Hill Community Wind Farm in Dumfries and Galloway, which is currently at the planning stage and it is committed to providing tangible community benefits in the host communities of their wind farms. The donation will be used to provide clothing for our volunteers, ID cards, and a new printer for our office in Lockerbie.
The items will be purchased alongside a £1,000 grant from Cunninghame Housing Association. Rebecca Elliott, Senior Project Manager for Scoop Hill Community Wind Farm, said: “Supporting local business and local traders has been a tenet of our business since the very beginning, and it will remain that way as Scoop Hill progresses through the planning, construction, and operation stages.”
ACTS is delighted to have received this funding. It is so important to our organisation to have this support so we can continue to provide our invaluable services to the local community.
Many thanks to Cunninghame Housing Association for their "Making Our Communitites Better Places" grant of £1000 - Alan Somerville, Senior Development Officer, presented the cheque to ACTS Director Frank Davis. The funds will be used to help support our volunteer drivers as they deliver our vital transport services
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We are delighted to welcome a new member of staff to the team. Morag Temple, Co-ordinator, will work on Thursdays and Fridays taking bookings and dealing with customer enquiries.