Sheppey Wheels offer day trips in and around of Kent and into London, private hire is also available to Community Groups members. Our buses are available at affordable prices, whilst also ensuring that Sheppey Wheels continues to be self-sustaining by providing this well needed low cost facility to the Island. The Sheppey Wheels project has been established for over ten years.
Sheppey Wheels started as an outreach project in 2006 with the aim of providing a much needed transport link at a reasonable price for the community and voluntary sector. We have built on the communities’ needs year after year receiving such a positive response to our low cost, fully accessible service with friendly volunteer drivers.
Sheppey Wheels has grown to a fleet of three vehicles. The two buses we have that have full disabled access are a red Renault Master 13 seat minibus, a blue Fiat Duccato 11 seater minibus and a Silver Ford Tourneo 8 seater used specifically for children with additional needs. These day trips offer residents of the Isle of Sheppey the opportunity to travel in safe affordable transport enabling socialisation and activities they may not be able to otherwise have access to.
To use any of the Sheppey wheels services you need to complete a membership form.
Individual membership is free.
Group Membership is £10 per year.
Just pop into the office, fill in a simple form and pay a membership fee (if applicable) to start accessing our cost effective services. We are lucky enough to have a small team of drivers that we can provide at no extra charge however we cannot always guarantee to always provide a driver , however if you have a driver that is suitably licenced by MIDAS or equivalent and vetted by the Transport Management team they may be able to self-drive.
*Private Hire costs start at £59 for under 5 hours and £99 for the day (8 hours) within Kent. Please contact the office should you require quote for a daytrip. Additional fuel & parking charges apply. More details available upon request. Please either contact the office on 01795 585335 or email email@example.com
Our fleet consists of :
A Silver Ford Tourneo 8 seater (Available for hire for additional needs children only and their families/carers/groups) – This bus was purchased using funding from KCC and is specifically for children with additional needs (with parents and carers) It has been used recently to provide one off travel to hospital appointments, day trips out, shopping etc. We provide the driver and the diesel, and all we ask is that you pay a small contribution, the mileage and any parking fees.
A Blue Ford Duccato, fully adapted wheelchair accessible vehicle which holds 11 passengers this bus is contracted by Blackburn Lodge Monday to Friday for early morning and afternoon collections from residents’ homes to the day centre. However it can be used for community groups as private hire outside of these times.
A red Renault Master holds 13 passengers and is used predominantly for The Sheppey Wheels daytrips and for private hire. The day trips visit a variety of locations across Kent, Essex, Sussex and London. They are aimed at all residents within our community, especially those who may not have access to public transport easily or affordably. We also provide near to home collections for residents with disabilities or mobility issues. Our Sheppey Wheels brochure comes out every six months and will be posted to every Individual member that has signed up with us. The price of each of these day trips varies and is for the travel cost only. Entrance and other fees may be applicable – Please check with a member of staff when booking your daytrips. These bookings can be made either by telephone on 01795 585335 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheppey Wheels regularly hold free coffee meetings across Sheppey, to bring the community residents together to gauge valuable feedback of the recent trips people have been on and more importantly the trips they would like to see in the future. We are here to listen to our members your opinion shapes the service we deliver! For more information please contact Sheppey Matters and ask to speak to a member of the wheels team on 01795 585335.
*All priced quoted correct as of Winter 2017. All membership of Sheppey Wheels subject to meeting all terms and conditions within your membership and may be revoked if these conditions are not met.