The Goole GoFar Providing accessible transport solutions for the people of Goole and surrounding areas

Transport at the Heart of the Community

What is the Goole GoFar?

The Goole and District Community Transport Group (Goole GoFar) is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. It was established in 2003 as a project sponsored by Boothferry CVS with funding from SEED for capital expenditure and The Countryside Agency with revenue funding for 18 months. Our first minibus was aquired in January 2004 and our operating base was at The Courtyard on Boothferry Road

Since then we have expanded and currently operate five accessible minibuses, two standard minibuses and a community car. We have been at our current location on Carlisle Street for over four years now, having previously been based at West Dock on Bridge Street, Mariners Street and The Courtyard

Our vehicles are available for hire to voluntary and community groups in Goole and the surrounding area. Under the terms of the Road Traffic Act, our operating licence only allows our vehicles to be used by groups and individuals who first become members of Goole GoFar. As part of our operating licence we DO NOT offer transport for HEN or STAG nights, airport runs, going to the races and the like. Our FAQ page can give you more information. Self drive hire is not available, all bookings include a fully trained Gofar driver. Weekend work is subject to driver availability so may not always be possible 

What is Community Transport?
This is the General Definition
"Community Transport generally means transport which is designed, specified and developed by the communities it services, and which is provided on a not-for-profit basis in direct response to the identified needs of those communities."
This is how Goole Gofar likes to define Community Transport
Allowing someone who is socially excluded the chance, even if it is just once a week, to get out of their house and do some shopping. Giving them the opportunity to meet with other people on the bus. Letting them retain a small piece of independent living.
Not driving past when someone you thought would be getting on the bus is not there. Stopping and going to check if they are okay and if they are not, contacting someone for them.
Sitting and listening to someone. The driver may be the only person they have seen for who knows how long.
Carrying their shopping back to the door for them. Making sure that they are okay before you leave.
Being patient – not everyone can get on and off the bus quickly.
Knowing your passengers so you can tell when something is just not “quite right” with them.
Picking people up from their home and taking them to hospital or doctors’ appointments because they are unable to walk to a bus stop.
Taking them back home from the appointment as soon as possible afterwards, so they are not left sitting in a waiting room for hours.
Taking group members to rehearsals and shows, because they are unable to access regular transport and because if we did not, they would not be able to be part of such a great community organisation.
Organising lunch outings for people who may not be able to afford it, so they can get out, have a nice meal and a “good old natter”
Ploughing any monies made from work back into the charity, so we can continue to help those most in need in the community
Community Transport? – The clues in the name really