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Dial-a Ride

Download the Social car scheme & Dial-a-ride application form 

Apply online for Social car scheme & Dial-a-ride

Once completed please make your payment of £20 by either;

Sending a cheque made payable to Braintree District Council to:

Community Transport,
Braintree District Council,
Causeway House,
Bocking End,

Or by calling 01376 557883 to pay with a debit card between the hours of 10.00 and 15.30 Monday to Friday

How much does it cost?

Membership costs £20.00 per year.

What the Scheme provides

If you live in the district Dial-a-Ride can help you access your local community and its services.

  • Get to and from any local health related appointment
  • Local shopping
  • Visiting friends and family
  • Clubs
  • Day Centres
  • Anywhere locally you want to go

How it works

  • Each journey costs £3.50 for up to 5 miles or 70p per mile if your journey is over 5 miles
  • Fares are payable in cash and receipts are available on request
  • The service operates Monday to Friday 09.00 to 17.00
  • Journeys must be requested at the latest the day before travel is required
  • There is no upper limit to the amount of journeys you can book however all requests are driver and vehicle dependent
  • Journeys can be booked as far ahead as desired

The minibuses are specially equipped, have low level entry steps, hand rails and a tail lift.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us on 01376 557883 or email us where our friendly staff will be happy to help.