Sithney Access System – SAS

Sithney Access System – SAS

Sithney Parish Council would like to thank members of the parish for their response to the recent transport questionnaire.

As a result of this questionnaire a pilot scheme will be run from January 2017. This is to ensure that volunteer drivers have the necessary training, DBS checks and insurance before the scheme starts.

The scheme will be known as Sithney Access Scheme, SAS .

In order to comply with legislation the transport will have to be booked at least 24 hours in advance.  A mobile phone number will be circulated for this purpose and will be manned Monday to Friday by a volunteer to take bookings.

The cost will be 50p per mile, payable to the driver and volunteer drivers will receive 45p per mile.

The aim of Sithney Transport Scheme

Now to be called Sithney Access Scheme, SAS

The aim is to offer those in the community with limited access and/or mobility, a locally sourced, reliable and easy to use transport service at a reasonable cost.  The scheme will be run by volunteers and will provide vital transport links to Helston and neighbouring parishes.

SAS will not duplicate any existing services, for instance, TAPS is a hospital car transport scheme which already exists to take people to hospital appointments at Treliske and other hospitals.

It is envisaged that SAS will provide a service into Helston for shopping, doctor’s appointments, dental appointments and medical appointments at Helston Community hospital; it will also provide a transport link into nearby parishes.  It will be a door to door service.