What is the Mendip Slinky Service?
This is a door to door service within the Mendip area. It is provided for senior citizens,
those with disabilities, and socially excluded persons i.e. living in rural locations
with no access to local bus routes, or those without access to their own car.
The Service operates between 9am and 6:30pm Monday to Saturday (with limited availability
Monday to Friday during college terms, from 8am to 9am).
To register with us, simply print the form and post it
to us at the address on the form. If you are unable to print this form, please call us
on 01749 344141 and we will send a form to you.
There is no registration fee payable, so all that is necessary is for you to complete a
registration form and you will be included if eligible. Use is not compulsory.
When you register with us there is the facility that if you feel you require a carer
to travel with and aid you, we will note that requirement so when you book a journey
it will be expected that a carer will be accompanying you without charge provided they
carry a validated travel pass. Likewise if your children are under 5 and you have
registered with the scheme, then it will be noted and they will travel without charge.
Literally means we will pick you up from home and take you to your destination,
and on the return journey we will take you back to your home.
There are two services covering the areas of Frome, Shepton Mallet, Wells, Glastonbury
Where you live determines which bus picks you up.Customers will be asked to be
flexible as we may not always be able to provide the journey you require.
Once your registration is confirmed you can telephone the booking line on 01749 344141
to arrange your transport. The booking line is open between 9:30am and 4pm Monday to Friday,
We will arrange to pick you up from home and return you to your home. You are able to
book your transport up to 14 days in advance and we recommend that you do so.
Your English National Concessionary Travel Scheme Bus Pass is valid on this service
from 9am Monday to Friday and all day on Saturdays.
Your County Ticket is valid for use on this service at any time.
Fares are costed on a zoned basis. Please contact the Booking Line for further details.
Please note: We reserve the right to refuse or defer an application for registration,
to ask for additional information in support of an existing registration, or to cancel
any existing registration.
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