Waimate Community Vehicle Trust

‘To provide affordable, reliable transport for the people of the Waimate District with an emphasis on ease of access to the aged and infirm’.

While the car service is used predominantly by the aged, the Trust carries and encourages use by all residents and visitors, regardless of age.

Started in 1980 the first Community Vehicle was a van with wheelchair hoist and was operated by Waimate Lions Club.

In 1986 the Waimate Community Vehicle Trust Inc formed and became a Charitable Trust. At this time the administration of the Trust passed from the Waimate Lions Club to a community-based Trust consisting of Community and Service Club Trustees.

The need for a more economical option for a growing passenger service saw the purchase of the first car in 2003. Due to increased demand, 1996 saw the Trust retain two cars to operate its day to day operation.

All drivers and Trustees are volunteers.

Further info and bookings

03 689 6226 Monday to Friday (except public holidays) 8.30am – 4.15pm. Outside these hours by arrangement.

We operate two cars and a wheelchair van. Total mobility service available.

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