Charity No. 1132983

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Wivey Link
  • Our iconic red vehicles can be seen all over West Somerset and beyond.

    Wivey Link was originally set up to help combat rural isolation and whilst this is still its prime focus the service is open to all, whatever age, who for whatever reason, have no access to transport be it public or private and to those residents who are chronically sick or disabled.

    The service is run entirely by volunteers with an employed part time Manager. You can learn about our many volunteers by clicking the 'volunteering' button above and this will also give you details of how you may join this wonderful group of people who devote so much time to the service of others. In 2004, we were awarded the Nationwide award for volunteering. We have also just been honoured with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. More details can be found on the Home page.

    The service operates Monday to Friday from approximately 8am to 6pm, Bank Holidays excepted and the only requirements are that you need to be registered and that you pre-book by 11am the day before, using the booking line 01984 624666. You can download the registration form by clicking on the link to the right of this page or pick up a form by calling into the Community Office. We can also arrange local trips at weekends (usually involving a visit and tea) which have proved to be a hit with our registrants.

    Fares start at £2.50 and vary according to the length of journey; there is a concession for bus-pass holders and those under 16 but this is capped at £5 such that the amount of any fare which exceeds £10 would be charged in full.

    We currently have one Ford Transit (pictured above) and two Citroen people carriers, all wheelchair accessible, one smaller Peugeot Partner wheelchair accessible vehicle plus a standard, non-modified Renault Kangoo which is also able to take shopping trolleys and strollers.

    For more information, please telephone the Wivey Link booking line on 01984 624666 or call in at the Community Office on weekdays, any time between 10am and 1pm.

  • Sponsorship

    The following organisations sponsor Wivey Link.

    Wiveliscombe Rotary Club is actively involved in the local community, and has a strong tradition of supporting local charities and community events, as well as helping young people to improve their skills and make the best use of their talents.

    Jim Laker Fund was established in February 1997 in memory of Jim Laker, former Managing Director of Exmoor Ales Ltd. The idea behind the fund is to offer financial assistance and support to local organisations in need of help.

    Country Cars and Vans Ltd is a local, independent garage, serving Wiveliscombe and the surrounding area.

  • If you, your organisation or company wish to sponsor Wivey Link and have your logo added to our vehicles, seen throughout the local area, please contact the Community Office on 01984 624777 or call in, collect a sponsorship pack and discuss the opportunities.

    Wivey Link is also supported by Somerset West and Taunton Council, the Somerset Community Fund, Somerset County Council, Wiveliscombe Town Council, and the Parish Councils of Oake, Ashbrittle, Bathealton, Brompton Ralph, Chipstable, Clatworthy, Fitzhead, Huish Champflower, Milverton and Stawley.


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