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Information about BATS

We are members of Mid Somerset Car Scheme Partnership, originally funded by Somerset County Council. We do not now receive any subsidy.

Who can book

Residents in Butleigh or Butleigh Wootton who are elderly, less able or have medical conditions and are without or unable to use their own transport, may use this scheme.  

How to book

If you need a lift with the Butleigh Area Transport Scheme, please give 48 hours notice by phoning The BATS Co-ordinator on: (01458) 850577

The co-ordinator will let you know if there is a driver available and the cost of the trip.

All fees should be paid to the driver before the journey, and she/he will issue you with a receipt.

Terms & Conditions

It is unreasonable to expect drivers to wait more than 45 minutes without prior agreement.

There will be no smoking allowed in the cars.

The BATS committee reserve the right to change any details in this leaflet without notice.

Journeys are at the discretion of the co-ordinator.


A driver’s private car insurance will cover all normal risk. In addition, the scheme covers extra public liability insurance for driving on car scheme business.

Please feel free to use this personal and friendly service!

If you think you have a need please read this leaflet, and if it does not provide the answers do phone and speak to our coordinator on:

(01458) 850577

What journeys are covered?

Journeys for any medical appointment (please note Official Hospital Transport is free for certain illnesses and only when authorised by your Doctor)

Journeys to visit friends or relatives in hospital

Journeys to catch buses or trains

Shopping trips may also be possible

Journeys within the village (a minimum charge of £1.00 will be made for this service)

How Much Does it Cost

With effect from 1st April 2018 the following charges apply.

Destination Charge


Trips in Village £1.00

Baltonsborough £2.50

Glastonbury £5.00

Street £5.00

Somerton £5.00

West Mendip Hospital £5.50

Ilchester  £7.50

Wells £9.00

Castle Cary Station £10.00

Shepton Mallet Hospital £10.00

Yeovil £13.50

South Petherton Hospital £13.50

Bridgwater £15.00

Yeovil Junction £16.00

Crewkerne £17.00

Templecombe Station £22.00

Taunton £22.50

Musgrove Park Hospital £27.00

Bristol Airport £30.00

Bristol Hospitals £35.00

Exeter £50.00


All other trips will be charged at 45p per mile