What is the Goole GoFar?
The Goole GoFar is a Transport Charity and Social Enterprise that provides accessible transport for the people of Goole and the surrounding areas who are vulnerable, isolated and socially excluded. Our service is unique as it helps to reduce the barriers to transport (rurality, accessibility and affordability) therefore reducing isolation. This allows our users to become more independent and socially active.
How long has the GoFar been operating?
The GoFar was formed in 2004
How is the GoFar funded?
The GoFar is a not for profit organisation that has received funding from the Lottery. We also have Contracted income, fares income from user groups and individuals, grant income and our own fundraising efforts.
How many vehicles does the GoFar operate?
The Gofar has five accessible minibuses. Two standard minibuses and a Community Car that is used for Medibus work
Who can use the GoFar vehicles?
Voluntary and Community Groups in Goole and the surrounding area. Please be aware evening weekend work is subject to availability so may not be possible
Do groups need to become members to be able to hire the vehicles?
Yes, membership is required and certain criteria must be met – forms can be downloaded here or contact the office should you need further information.
Do you offer “self-drive” hire?
No this is not possible. All bookings made will have a trained GoFar driver.
Can I use the GoFar for “hen” and “stag” nights, going to the races and the like?
No. GoFar cannot be used for bookings of this nature.
Can individuals use the GoFar?
Yes. As with the groups, they first need to become members and certain criteria need to be met - Forms can be downloaded here and you can contact the office should you require further information.
Are there any restrictions to travelling on GoFar vehicles?
Yes.Under our operating licence and for passenger safety reasons, all passengers including small children must wear seat belts when travelling, smaller children may also need a car/booster seat that must be provided by the parent/guardian. We are unable to offer "babe in arms" seating on the vehicles due to passenger safety reasons. Wheelchair users that stay in their chairs to travel must have a "Crash Test" certificate to state that the chair is suitable to travel and be secured on our minibuses. This is not required if they can transfer from their wheelchair to a bus seat. Please contact the office for further details
What other services does the GoFar offer?
We provide transport for the East Riding of Yorkshire Councils MediBus service. Details and more information can be obtained by ringing the call centre on 03456 44 59 59
We also provide a MediBus service to appointments at Castle Hill and Hull Royal Infirmary. Bookings for this service can be made by ringing the call centre on 03456 44 59 59
Please check our Services page for information on all services we offer
Does GoFar operate in the Howdenshire area?
Yes. GoFar Howdenshire operates a service that covers the villages of: South Cave. North Cave. Newport. Gilberdyke. Blacktoft. Sandholme. Eastrington. Howden and Holme upon Spalding Moor. See our Services page for more information
Can I become a volunteer?
We always need volunteer drivers. Why not have a look at our Volunteers page or give the office a ring to get more information from a member of the team