News and Events

This is where you will find what's been going on at GoFar. Some of the events we've held or been to....Some of the events we are planning....Stuff you need to know about our trips or contract work or stuff going on in the office or just a few daft things to lighten the mood....I suppose really we could have called it the GoFar Gossip Page...love a good gossip!  Anyway, read on...who knows what you'll discover

Vacancy - Part Time Minibus Driver

We are looking for a new member to join our team. If you are looking or know anyone that is looking please get in touch

Thank you and Stay Safe

 Lottery Funding Success

£203,975 of Lottery money will enable community transport groups in the East Riding get more people to their hospital appointments in a new project that is to be called Home to Hospital (H2H).

The Holderness Area Rural Transport (H.A.R.T.) and Goole GoFar working under the umbrella community transport company East Yorkshire Community Transport (EYCT) Have been successful in their bid to the lottery for funding which will help them deliver transport services to residents in the Bridlington, Goole & Howden area who need to attend hospital appointments at the Hull and Scarborough hospitals.

In 2008 the two well established transport groups came together & formed EYCT to enable them to work together in partnership, sharing resources and information to help secure the community transport offer. The groups have worked through the last 12 months making sure their passengers were able to attend local hospitals and access centres to receive their vaccinations and news that they are to receive this money will secure the work they do for another 3 years.

Cllr Jane Evison who is the chair of EYCT said, “We are so very pleased to have been awarded this amazing grant which allows us to continue helping those people who live in our towns & villages to get to hospital appointments. The HART service was particularly well received in Bridlington when the existing transport to the Scarborough & Hull hospitals was withdrawn over a year ago, this money will now allow us to help far more people. I am also aware that the service is under great demand in the Goole & Howdenshire area, at a time when people need our services & support more than ever, we are delighted to be able to offer our help.”

“We work closely with ERYC to ensure our services compliment those already on offer and our thanks to the council for the tremendous support we receive. The award of this grant from the Lottery provides the financial security we need to reach our more vulnerable residents & also work to attract more volunteers into our groups to help deliver them”

Details of when the service will start will be posted on here and our Social Media pages

 Operational Update 09.04.21

If criteria set out in the Government "Roadmap to Recovery" are met, our shoper services will be returning from April. Please check on our SERVICES page for dates.  Initially we will still only be able to carry 4 passengers, but if things go to plan after 17th May we hope to increase to 6 passengers and by the end of June we will be back to "normal". Things may change but we will keep you updated

 Our Medibus service is still in operation (Monday - Thursday time restrictions apply) Please see our Services page for information on booking the Medibus

Our priority is and always will be passenger and driver safety. If you feel you need to shield please do so

Please remember, facemask/coverings are required on our Medibus and Shopper services (Unless medically exempt)

Things may change at short notice and we will endevour to keep you informed

Stay Safe 

 

 Snaith Cowick and Rawcliffe Residents

Because of the lockdown, the Snaith Cowick and Rawcliffe Covid-19 Support Group has been reactivated

Call 0738 513 0103 This helpline will be manned 09.00 - 17.00 everyday including weekends.

Or click this link scrvsg.org.uk/covid-19-support  Please Note: Links may not be secure

Howden Town Residents

Due to the latest lockdown our Howden town shopper service is not running.

Howden Helpers are now back to help. If you need to use them call the town council on 01430 430 111 

 Or click this link http://howden-tc.gov.uk  Please Note: Links may not be secure

Help Keep Our Buses Safe

It's great news that a vaccine is beginning to be rolled out, BUT... we still need to be careful and we would be extremely grateful if, when travelling on our buses, you could still help to keep them safe. The graphic opposite gives you guidance as to what you can do

Thank you and Stay Safe

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Screens

Our vehicles have now have screens as an added protection for everything that's going on at the moment.  Our vehicles are thoroughly cleaned and sanitised after every run. Our priority is and always will be passenger and driver safety #StaySafe

 

Funding - The National LotteryCommunity Fund & HM Government

Funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, will support GoFar over the next six months, enabling us to offer services to our vulnerable and isolated members and bring some form of normality back during this current crisis.  Thanks to the Government for making this possible.

#CommunitiesCan  @TNLComFund  @DCMS 

 Grant Funding

Our thanks go to the Joseph and Annie Cattle Trust for their grant, allowing us to buy PPE for our team here at GoFar. It means a lot to us knowing that people are supporting us through this pandemic. The grant will allow us to continue offering our services to those most in need in our community. Thank you

You can follow the link to the Joseph and Annie cattle trust here (please note links may not be secure)

Two Ridings

We need to say a big THANK YOU to the Two Ridings Community Foundation for the help during the current Covid situation. In these uncertain times, it really does make a big difference knowing someone is there to back you up. Thank you so much

www.tworidingscf.org.uk

Edward Gostling Foundation

We would like to thank The Edward Gostling Foundation for their kind help during the Covid pandemic. It means so much to everyone involved with                                                                                                            Gofar that they could help us out...Thank You

                                                                                                       www.edwardgostlingfoundation.org.uk

Brelms Trust

Thank you to the brelms trust for all your support, it really does mean a lot to everyone here at GoFar...Thank you

www.brelmstrust.org.uk