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If you are resident in North Berwick, and find it difficult to travel to essential local services within North Berwick (eg to doctor, dentist, bank, shops), or to Haddington (eg Roodlands), or to Belhaven Hospital, Dunbar, then we can provide transport for a return journey, door-to-door.

 

Call Scheme Co-ordinator Colleen on 01620 894942, between 9am & 12pm, Mon-Fri, or email: contact@nbvsc.org.uk

WE HELP NORTH BERWICK RESIDENTS

...who find it difficult to get to important local appointments. We can provide transport for a return journey, door-to-door and organise over 1300 journeys a year.


Are you resident in North Berwick, and find it difficult to travel to essential local services within North Berwick (eg to doctor, dentist, bank, shops), or to Haddington (eg Roodlands), or to Belhaven Hospital, Dunbar?


There are no formalities, just call between 9am and 12pm, Monday to Friday. The more notice you give, the easier it is to arrange - our drivers are all local volunteers. The suggested donation for a return trip within North Berwick is £5, and for a return trip to Haddington/Dunbar is £12.

 

Call Scheme Co-ordinator Colleen on 01620 894942, or email: contact@nbvsc.org.uk

DRIVERS WANTED

Are You a driver and car owner with a little time to spare to help residents of North Berwick? Could you help our clients once a week (or more, or less frequently), purely as and when you are available?

 

We organise over 1300 journeys a year. The service covers journeys within North Berwick, and to Haddington and Dunbar hospitals only, and we offer a mileage allowance per mile.

 

If you would like to find out more, then please call Scheme Co-ordinator Colleen on 01620 894942, between 9am and 12pm, Monday to Friday, or email: contact@nbvsc.org.uk

DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR TRAVEL?

No. The service is free for all users. We are funded by donations and fund raising events. The suggested donation for a return trip within North Berwick is £5, and for a return trip to Haddington/Dunbar is £12.

CAN I TAKE SOMEONE WITH ME?

Yes, you can take a relative or friend with you, there is no charge for them either. Please tell the coordinator when they contact you to arrange your transport.

WILL THE DRIVER WAIT FOR ME?

Drivers usually wait for patients at the hospital. They all have mobiles and the nurses at the clinic will call them for you if you need them to.  Just ask the hospital to ring them when you are finished. The driver will give you a card with their phone number on it if you need them to.

WHAT AREAS ARE COVERED?

We provide a door-to-door transport service, for people of North Berwick and surrounding areas within North Berwick (eg to doctor, dentist, bank, shops), or to Haddington (eg Roodlands), or to Belhaven Hospital, Dunbar.

ABOUT THE VOLUNTEER CAR SCHEME

NBVCS is a completely local, voluntary organisation. Established in 1993 and maintained through drivers’ time, public donations, and a grant from East Lothian Council.


Other funds come from clients and others, including local organizations such as NB Rotary and a well supported fund raising coffee morning in October.


To contact NBVCS, call Colleen on 01620 894942, between 9am and 12pm, Monday to Friday or e-mail: contact@nbvcs.org.uk


The Association is a registered charity number - SC006385. To make a donation, please contact Colleen.

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SUPPORTED BY
East Lothian Council
North Berwick Rotary Club
North Berwick and District Floral Art
Flying Aspidistras

CONTACTS
Email: icontact@nbvcs.org.uk
Phone: 01620 894942
(9am-12 noon Monday to Friday)