The Bridge operates Teviot Wheels in the Roxburgh area and Tweed Wheels in the Tweeddale area. Both community transport initiatives are funded by The Bridge and Scottish Borders Council. Community transport is available for self hire or for hire using our approved volunteer drivers. Both initiatives are members of the Borders Community Transport Network (BCTN).
We are always welcome to hear from anyone that would like to be a volunteer driver - if interested please contact the Roxburgh or Tweeddale office.
Anyone with special mobility needs who lives:-
Roxburgh area - can use Teviot Wheels
Tweeddale area - can use Tweed Wheels
Any non profit making community or voluntary group involved in activities of benefit to the community.
Teviot Wheels has three specially adapted passenger vehicles based in Roxburgh area. The number of seats available may be reduced with wheelchairs.
Jedburgh - Citroen Chairman Dispatch MPV seating 6 passengers plus the driver. The vehicle is able to take up to 1 wheelchair. (5 passengers plus 1 wheelchair)
Jedburgh - Peugeot Monarch seating 5 passengers plus the driver. The vehicle is able to take up to 2 wheelchairs. (5 passengers plus 2 wheelchairs)
Kelso - Peugeot Monarch seating 8 passengers plus the driver. The vehicle is able to take up to 3 wheelchairs (lose 2 seats with 2 wheelchairs and 5 seats with 3 wheelchairs)
Hawick - Peugeot Monarch seating 5 passengers plus the driver. The vehicle is able to take up to 2 wheelchairs. (5 passengers plus 2 wheelchairs).
Community Car - Renault Trafic specially adapted as a disabled passenger vehicle seating up to 5 passengers including 2 in wheelchairs.
Community Minibus - a fully accessible 15 seater minibus
Teviot and Tweed Wheels
The vehicles can be driven by nominated drivers or by members of our pool of volunteer drivers. You can nominate your own registered private driver (Your spouse, friend, relative etc).
Teviot Wheels - Drivers must be aged between 25-70 and have a clean driving licence and take a brief familiarisation test with one of the vehicles.
Tweed Wheels-Drivers must be aged between 25-75 and are required to undergo MIDAS training.
What can it be used for?
Disabled Passenger Vehicles
The extra passenger seating is ideal for journeys with family and friends, and the scheme is available for:
Visit to family and friends.
Transport to meetings of groups.
Most journeys are subsidised by Scottish Borders Council Car Scheme with the exception of health related journeys:
Journeys to hospital in-patients, day-patients or NHS consultant surgeries are not subsidised with the exception of appointments relating to eyes, ears or feet.
Journeys to doctors surgeries, GP clinics, dentists and non-NHS clinics are subsidised.
The cost for journeys eligible under the Social Car Scheme is 30p per mile for the first 60 miles and thereafter 55p per mile.
Other journeys not eligible under the Social Car Scheme it is 55p per mile.
All journeys - please note there is a minimum charge of £3.50 and a surcharge may apply for additional passengers.
Attending regular meetings
Music, theatre, cinema and other cultural events
Other events or activities
What does the Minibus cost?
The charge to hire the minibus plus a driver is 85p per mile and 75p per mile when the group elects its own driver (who must have undergone MiDAS training). There is a minimum charge of £16.
Tweed Wheels Teviot Wheels
Volunteer Resource Centre 1 Veitch's Close
School Brae Jedburgh
Peebles TD8 6AY
EH45 8AL Phone: 01835 863554
Phone: 01721 723123 Fax: 01835 864456
Fax: 01721 723123 Email: email@example.com