Bishopstoke Parish Council
Travel Tokens are available only to Bishopstoke parishioners who are over state pensionable age and who
- cannot, due to frailty or disability, use buses, or who have extreme difficulty using a bus, and
- have limited access to a household/ family vehicle
There is a very simple application form to complete - this can be downloaded from this page, or you can contact the Clerk, David Hillier-Wheal at the Parish Office on 023 8064 3428 for further details on how to apply. The Parish Council will then arrange for two members of the Travel Token Working Group to visit you in order to answer any questions you might have, check the details on the form are correct, and present you with your Travel Tokens.
When you have filled in the application form, please return it to the Parish Office at the address on the form.
Taxi companies that have agreed to take part are listed below -
Kays Taxis Hackney Vehicle Company 02380 600046
Eastleigh Cabs Private Hire 02380 651111
Fair Oak Cars Private Hire 02380 692432
When you book your taxi, please check that the company is still taking travel tokens and that the vehicle that they will send can accommodate your own mobility requirements, for example storing a walker or folding wheelchair. You should also ensure that the taxi has an Eastleigh Borough Council licence ‘plate’ attached to the back of the vehicle and the driver is wearing an identity badge supplied by Eastleigh Borough Council. For your own protection, you should agree the fare with the driver at the time of booking.
You are also able to use the travel tokens on the One Community Dial-a-Ride-service. To use this service you will first need to register, for which the telephone number is 023 8090 2450 or 023 8090 2432.
Tokens can also be used under the Bishopstoke Good Neighbours scheme.
Please note that no change will be given for travel tokens but you are able to use part tokens and part cash to pay for your taxi ride or your journey with the Dial-a-Ride service or under the Bishopstoke Good Neighbour scheme .
Should for any reasons the tokens no longer be required please return any left over to the Parish Office.