Centre 81 operates a fleet of ten fully accessible minibuses. Each bus comes equipped with tail-lifts or ramp, secure anchor points for wheelchairs and some of the friendliest, most helpful drivers you will find anywhere.
Our affordable service is there for all citizens of any age within the Borough who cannot access ordinary public transport. Our transport can be used by anyone in the Borough to assist them to be involved in their local community.
The majority of people think that community transport is available only to take people shopping, to the bank, or to get to medical appointments. We do all of this and we also provide transport:
- For anyone who lives in the Borough of Great Yarmouth who cannot access ordinary public transport. This may be due to disability but it could simple be public transport does not operate in your area.
- To support you to undertake a volunteering role
- To assist you to get to and from your paid employment
- To get you to and from your local club or society
- To go out for lunch ‘meals on wheels’ in reverse
For many of our Door to Door members Centre 81’s Community Transport is their ‘social club on wheels’ and can be used so that you can get ‘out and about’ and enjoy your local community. We also support local clubs and societies by providing transport for their members to access their club.
Our aim is to support our Community Transport members to be independent and assist them to be part of their local community. Many consider our transport to be their lifeline. It helps to reduce their sense of isolation and enables them to remain active and independent by reducing their reliance on family, friends and carers.
It costs just £10 a year to be a member and journey costs are approximately the same as those of traditional public transport.
The service is available from 8.30am to 5.30pm from Monday to Friday and can be used by:
- Anyone with a disability
- Anyone acting as an escort
- Elderly people who are frail
- People living in areas not served by public transport
- Anyone who needs transport to access volunteering or work opportunities
- Anyone over 16 years who wishes to travel independently
- Anyone under 16 accompanied by an adult
You can join or book a journey by calling 01493 332253.
Transport is also provided for clubs, societies or resident groups. This can help your group to retain a feasible membership and your members can enjoy journeys as part of the group experience.
You can book your group’s journey by calling 01493 332253.
Terms and conditions
We operate under Section 19 of the Local transport Act.
We can accommodate and extensive range of mobility aids including custom-built manual and electric wheelchairs. Unfortunately due to the size wedo not have the capacity to take large mobility scooters on our buses. If you need to travel with your scooter it is essential to check with us 01493 332253 if you need to travel with a mobility scooter.
We understand that some people need more than one mobility aid throughout the day and in some circumstances we can accommodate both a wheelchair and mobility walker.
Passenger assistant dogs are welcome.
We can provide transport for children under the age of 16 and can provide booster seats to meet legal requirements. Should your child need a child safety seat these need to be provided by the accompanying adult. Please contact us to check the seat/bus compatibility.
How to become a member
Please click on the pdf file below, complete the application form and return your form and membership fee of £10 to:
Centre 81, Tar Works Road, Great Yarmouth NR30 1QR.
On receipt we will contact you by phone to discuss your transport needs and the journeys you may wish to make.