Frequently Asked Questions

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 2003

How is the GoFar funded?
The GoFar is a not for profit organisation that has in the past received funding from Big 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 four 16 seat accessible minibuses. Two 16 seat standard minibuses. One standard Community Car that can carry up to 8 passengers

Who can use the GoFar vehicles?
Voluntary and Community Groups in Goole and the surrounding area.

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.

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 run the Howden Town Bus Service (Howden residents only) on a Friday morning with pick-ups around the town, dropping off at the Cooperative Store.
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?
You can.  Give the office a ring to arrange to come in for an informal chat with a member of our team.