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We are delighted to have taken delivery of our first electric vehicle. The community car will be used for accessible, affordable transport to hospital appointments both locally and at hospitals out of the region in Glasgow, Edinburgh, etc. In recognition of our recently retired Chairman, Willie Fergie, and his contribution to ACTS over many years, the car has been named Fergie.
Residents in Annandale & Eskdale requiring door to door transport or anyone interested in helping the local community by becoming a volunteer driver should contact the office on 01576 203053 or email email@example.com.
ACTS would like to hear from those with any of the following skills to join the Board of Directors - knowledge of vehicles, running office premises, business finance, training, HR. The main attributes needed are enthusiasm and the desire to work as part of a team to help the community.
COMMUNITY CLIMATE ASSET FUND - A Scottish Government fund administered by
Keep Scotland Beautiful Supporting the green recovery in Scotland’s communities
Annandale Community Transport Services have been awarded a grant of £30,885.94 for the purchase of an electric wheelchair-accessible community car to help the residents of Annandale & Eskdale to reduce local carbon emissions through travelling in a more environmentally way
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The office is staffed Monday to Friday 9am to 12 noon. Bookings may be made by phone or email - the office is closed to members of the public at present.
The office will be closed from 12 noon on Wednesday 23rd December and re-open at 9am on Tuesday 5th January.
Last date for taking bookings for hospital transport is 10am on Wednesday 23/12/20.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and all best wishes for a happy healthy 2021.
A new community car has been based in Langholm by Annandale Community Transport Services. The car is wheelchair accessible and was funded by The Arthur Bell of Langholm Trust, the Stevenson Trust, the Bowman Little Trust Fund, D&G Regionwide Community Fund and by Muirhall Energy Ltd.
The car is available to take local people in Langholm, Canonbie and the surrounding area to hospital appointments at Dumfries, Carlisle, Glasgow, Edinburgh. A £3 annual membership fee is charged in addition to an affordable fare; for example £10 for a return journey to Dumfries, £25 to Glasgow. The service is driven by local trained volunteers who give their time to the community.
The car is fitted with a protective screen between the driver and passenger and sanitised between passengers. Both passenger and driver wear a mask throughout the journey unless exempt.
Anyone requiring transport should contact the ACTS office on 01576 203053, Monday to Friday, 9am – 12 pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org. At least 48 hours notice is required, more if possible. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer driver should also contact ACTS.
We are delighted to have been awarded £20,000 by Annandale and Nithsdale Community Benefit Company to support the hospital transport service. This will make a huge difference to our ability to assist passengers once general hospital appointments resume. We are enormously grateful for this grant.
The office is currently closed with staff being furloughed to protect the long term future of services. ACTS is still providing transport to hospital appointments. Please call 079 500 51239 to speak to one of our volunteer directors for assistance.
COVID 19 UPDATE
The office is currently open but please contact by phone or email if possible.
Requests for essential transport such as hospital appointments will continue to be provided, subject to vehicle and volunteer driver availability.
All day trips are cancelled until further notice.
Please contact the office if ACTS can assist those offering services to people in self isolation.