Community Transport – Dial-a-Ride

Community Transport Scheme                                          

TCTA    01843 602030

Thanet Community Transport Association (TCTA) was established in 1999 to provide the highest quality Transport service for Elderly & Disabled People throughout the community of Thanet and surrounding areas. In August this year the service was extended to cover the Deal, Dover and Sandwich Areas.

Everyone has to become a member of the service before they can use the transport and other services. This is normally £20.00 per annum, however the Parish Council has paid a group membership which will cover anyone living within the Parish to use the service. You will still need to ring and register for the service and give your details, just state you are covered by Woodnesborough Parish Council membership and no membership fee will be charged.  Charges apply for other services.

The TCTA run a number of services including

 Dial A Ride

Dial a ride is a door to door service to assist the elderly and disabled to go shopping or to medical appointment or just to visit friends and family and who are unable to travel with a conventional bus service. There may be many reasons a conventional bus service cannot be used, bus stop too far to walk, unable to carry shopping, cannot board a conventional bus. The fee for a trip within the Dover, Deal and Sandwich area is £2.50 for a single journey.  (Bus passes are not accepted). The cost of Hospital trips to QEQM or Canterbury will be quoted at the time of booking.

Using the service is easy telephone 01843 602030 and book your ride a least 24 hours before you need the service.


Any service users can go on any of the trips provided. Pub lunches, afternoon teas, fish and chip suppers, shopping to larger complexes, theatres and places of interest. These can be booked in advance and are detailed in the quarterly newsletter sent to members.


Transport for short breaks to destinations, such as Eastbourne, Worthing, Bournemouth and Norfolk. The vehicles transport you door to door, and stays with you to take you on day trips whilst you are away.

Shopping Service

We take the hassle and confusion out of shopping for those unable to get to the shops for a small fee. We will collect your list and do your shopping at the shop of your choice and return with your shopping. If you haven’t got the money available we can take payment over the phone, our personal shoppers get to know you as a person and your preferences.


Wheelchairs can be transported provided they are crash tested and mechanically safe.

Please make use of this service.