Londesborough Business Park

Londesborough Road

Scarborough YO12 5AF

United Kingdom

01723 354434

News & Events



Scarborough Dine & DanceScarborough Dine and Dance welcome people who love to combine dining with ballroom and sequence dancing.  The group very kindly donated £125.00 to Dial A Ride!  Our long serving trustee, Mrs Lucy Haycock, on the right, was at Scarborough Spa to receive the cheque from Mike Tindle, Vice Chair of Dine & Dance. Thank you for your support!February 2019



Special thanks to...Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of the People's Postcode Lottery.£10,000 was received towards the purchase of our next minibus, which will be a Renault Master.  More to follow soon.... Thank you for your support     February 2019


Town centre promotion day! It was a seasonally drenching wet and bitterly cold day on Westborough's precinct.  Despite the weather Tim, Mick and Colin happily showed off the new Mercedes minibus!  We spent the day answering the public's queries and questions about the Dial A Ride service.  It took 2 days to thaw out! If you want any further information please get in touch...contact us January 2019


New Mercedes latest addition to the fleet! We took delivery of an amazing Mercedes 514 16-seater minibus in December.  A fully automatic transmission with the latest PLS underfloor lift this bus supplied by Minibus Options.  The purchase was made possible with local donations  and massive help from...    Sir George Martin Trust   The Jack Brunton Charitable Trust  and a local anonymous local benefactor  December 2018




Scarborough Cavaliers Dragon Boats The Rotary Club of Scarborough Cavaliers had Dial A Ride as one of their chosen charities this year and very kindly donated £500.   An additional £180 was donated by Tom Potter from the sale of his wonderful wooded Christmas figures. The money raised was from the Dragon Boats festival at Wykeham lakes in the summer.  An amazing day out!  Look out for the next Dragon Boat's day in 2020! Thanks to Jonathan Knight for, once again, ensuring the standard of the pork pies  had not diminished since last year's soiree!     November 2018



Garfield Weston FoundationA massive, huge thank you to The Garfield Weston Foundation for their grant towards our next minibus.    The grant is for £41,000.00.   This will be used to buy a brand new Fiat Ducato  15 seater accessible minibus!  Once again, thank you for your support, Garfield Weston!October 2018



September 2018Help! We need volunteer drivers! If you can spare a day a week and are looking for something active, fulfilling and genuinely helpful to the folks of our community then give us a call!




Open Air Theatre CollectionThanks to everyone who helped fill our collecting buckets at the James concert on 18th August!   We raised a magnificent £314.00 and that's twice the total of last year's collection!  James' fans rock!!! Special thanks once again to Scarborough Open Air Theatre for their kindness and hospitality    August 2018


HolyfieldSadly, on Friday 15th December we had to take the decision tolet Holyfield join the Heavenly cattery in the sky.  He was nearly 21 human years old and chose to stay with us for the last 16 years or so.  He will be sadly missed by everyone here! December 2017



New minibus liveried up! September 2017


New minibus arrives!Minibus Options of Whaley Bridge supplied, once again, our latest minibus.  Similar to our other Renault Masters this vehicle has 12 passenger seats and is fully accessible for those using wheelchairs or with mobility problems.    Livery  will  be finishing touch before its put into service. September 2017



Information desk day at Morrison's EastfieldAmanda took to the foyer of Morrison's Eastfield to be on hand for information about the service and volunteering. September 2017



Success at Scarborough's Open Air Theatre for the 80s Vs 90s nightWe were shaking the buckets at SOAT on 5 August  and we raised £149.71 for Dial A Ride.  Thanks to Tim, Amanda, Mick and Les (he took the photo!).    A big thank you to Scarborough Borough Council and everyone at the Open Air Theatre but a massive thank you to everyone that put money in our buckets! And it didn’t rain either! August 2017



10 years volunteering!  Congratulations to AlanAlan Jenkins of Scarborough has been presented with a special cut glass Dial A Ride paper weight and certificate for his invaluable service over the past 10 years.  Thank you very much for all your help Alan July 2017



123Tesco support new minibus with £1000 donation The manager of Tesco's Scarborough, Paul Best, presented Dial A Ride's Julie Banks with a cheque for £1000.  Tesco's donation will be used towards our next new minibus due in September.     THANK YOU TESCO!THANK YOU TESCO Julie, Tim and Tesco's staff give the thumbs up!There £1000 donation is to be used towards the newly ordered minibus which will should arrive with us in September 2017.Paul Best and Julie Banks on board Dial A Ride 8 Tesco's manager, Paul, is shown around our Renault Master Minibus, Dial A Ride 8, by Julie.  The new bus will be similar to this one and will be supplied by Minibus Options 



NEW LOW FLOOR MINIBUS ARRIVES!  THE TUCANA IIOur aging Bluebird Tucana vehicles have now been retired!  With a combined mileage of over half a million miles, it was time to move then on.To replace them we have now taken delivery of Mellor Coachcraft 's very first Tucana II 14-seater low floor minibus!   It's really superb and a huge improvement.  A welcome addition to our fleet!August 2016




 LATEST MINIBUS ARRIVES!Our new  minibus has arrived. A brand new Renault Master 12 seater minibus from Minibus Options funded by The Department for Transport Community Minibus Fund. Thanks to all concerned  - it's fantastic!   Note:  We've named the bus Holyfield after our aging but gorgeous Dial A Ride resident black tom catJuly 2016






Interview with Julie Banks by Barry Robinson of Vale Radio Listen to Julie Banks' conversation with Barry Robinson of Vale Radio about Scarborough Dial A Ride DOWNLOAD MP3 HEREMARCH 2016





Passenger Survey Results...   ...'Charity Hailed A Godsend' Scarborough Dial a Ride has received glowing feedback from its customers in its latest passenger survey. The results from the charity’s 2015 questionnaire have just been released and show that 99.5 per cent of people were happy with the way their journey was arranged.
One passenger said: “The service is a godsend for many people who would be stuck at home without it.”
 For Scarborough News report click here   




Christmas draw with Sainsbury's, Hinderwell Road ScarboroughSainsbury's on Hinderwell Road, Scarborough generously donated a splendid Christmas hamper  which was raffled leading up to the holiday.  Shirley Melvin won the hamper and the raffle raised an amazing £115.00Thanks to all who bought tickets and special thanks to Martin Atkin from Sainsbury's.DECEMBER 2015




Thank You to Yorkshire Building Society, ScarboroughThe customers  of Yorkshire Building Society kindly nominated Dial A Ride as a beneficiary of  the Society's charity fund.  We received a cheque for £100!  Thank you so much.NOVEMBER 2015





Yorkshire Coast Radio -'Lovin' Your Work!'Dial A Ride are featured in YCR's 'Lovin' Your Work' during November!  Listen in on radio, digital or online!Click here for linkOCTOBER 2015





YX07 DXA tops 300,000 miles!Our long serving Bluebird Tucana low-floor minibus has just topped 300,000 miles.  A fantastic feat and it's still going strong.  Half a million maybe?SEPTEMBER 2015





Our latest minibus appeal has now started!  We need to retire one of our older low-floor minibus that's quickly approaching an amazing 300,000 miles.AUGUST 2015





Know anyone that's unsure whether Community Transport's for them? Want to give it a go? Then they can  now try 'Community Transport for Free' with Scarborough Dial A Ride! For a limited period only Scarborough Dial A Ride, in partnership with  North Yorkshire Borough Council, are offering your first trip with us for free*.  All you pay is the annual membership fee. Phone now to book your free trip on 01723 354434 * Cost of first journey, either single or return, will be free.   For journeys within the boundaries of our standard operating area only.  Excludes journeys using Dial A Ride's MPV car.   Annual membership of £3.00 will still need to be paid on the day of travel.  Contact us for further details or clarification. 'Community Transport' for FREE Promotion




Delivery of our new minibus  from Minibus Options - a Renault Master  12 seater fully accessible vehicle.  Thanks to NYCC for their supportJULY 2015...photo...photo...photo




Yorkshire Coast Radio Extra!   Julie & Tim talk to Matthew Pells Listen to our interview online, digital and on your mobile...or use the player feature below... JUNE 2015





For the THIRD year running Dial A Ride has held back on putting fares up!JUNE 2015




Mick's surprise entry into Le Tour De Yorkshire!Little did Mick Atkin know what would happen if you left your precious bike hanging around long enough just before the Tour de Yorkshire (in Scarborough on 1 May 2015) !His treasured 2-wheeler was quickly transformed into a yellow and sky blue 'bicyclette de la tour'!




We've been allocated a new minus from the COMMUNITY TRANSPORT MINIBUS FUND! More details to follow...YIPPEE!












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