Community Transport Bakewell and Eyam operates from Bakewell and is a not-for-profit charity established in 1989. We are a trusted provider of flexible, safe and caring accessible transport services to the rural communities of Bakewell, Matlock, Hope Valley, Buxton and Glossop in Derbyshire.
From our depot in Great Longstone near Bakewell, Community Transport operates across the Derbyshire Dales and High Peak areas around Bakewell from Matlock, Winster and Elton in the south; from Buxton in the west to the Hope Valley in North East Derbyshire up to Charlesworth and Hayfield in the north.
With a fleet of ten 16-seat and three 8-seat accessible minibuses and over 70 drivers and support staff (who are full time, part time or relief and volunteers). Our primary objective is to establish and maintain, on a non-profit-making basis, a community transport scheme to improve the lives of ALL local people.
Our minibuses are instantly recognisable around the Derbyshire Dales and High Peak and we are a trusted provider of a wide range of transport services for all people who live in rural communities who may be disadvantaged by rural location, individual need, personal circumstances, isolation or social deprivation.
Our services include door to door travel for shopping trips, outings and excursions, group travel for all community groups and clubs in the community and tailor-made travel arrangements to attend health care appointments using a volunteer led car scheme.
All our services aim to encourage and facilitate voluntary participation in community activities as well as help sustain and develop local economies and social integration.
We fulfil contract transport services for Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Dales District and High Peak Council Borough Council, Age UK and the NHS and many others to deliver school transport and adult care transport services for all.
We also undertake privately commissioned transport for weddings, airport transfers and events or special contracts for commissioning partners to generate money to put back into the charity to help with providing on-going services for the community.