SCT operate passenger carrying vehicles under Section 19 of the Transport Act.
Section 19 Permits allow organisations to operate vehicles for the following uses:
· Education & Training;
· Social welfare;
· Recreation; or
· Other activities of benefit to the community such as links to work and food
A charge can be made for the use of the vehicle; however this must be on a non-profit making basis to cover the cost of vehicles, maintenance, drivers, fuel, etc.
The only other regulations are that vehicles must be safe, legal, fit for the purpose intended and inspected to PSV standards.
SCT is a member of the Community Transport Association (CTA) the UK umbrella organisation for CT schemes.
Who might use Community Transport?
There are many different groups of people in St. Helens that we feel will benefit from membership of St. Helens
Community Transport, and membership is free:
¨ Community Groups; (any constituted body)
¨ Tenants & Residents Associations;
¨ Churches & Religious Groups;
¨ Local Charities & Voluntary Sector groups;
¨ Clubs, societies and other membership organisations.
Its simple, if you need transport for almost any reason we can help, and with the support of the of the other community transport operators across Merseyside we are big enough to cope with just about anything.
Membership of St. Helens Community Transport is free to any groups in St. Helens who feel that they may have transport needs that are not being met by existing provision, just give us a call and speak to Mark Arnold our CEO.
St. Helens Community Transport C.I.C
Unit 16, Sherdley Road Ind Est
Tel/Fax: 01744 22221
ST. HELENS COMMUNITY TRANSPORT C.I.C