ABOUT US >
Pembrokeshire Voluntary Transport (PVT) helps people who have difficulties with transport due to their age, disability, personal situation or because they live in an isolated rural area with limited public transport. We also help Community Groups to benefit from social outings, for example Youth Groups, Sports Clubs etc.
PVT works closely with other community transport organisations around Pembrokeshire, please visit the Useful Links page to find out more about them.
PVT has a small fleet of wheelchair accessible vehicles which are available for the use of non-profit organisations and individuals who have a disabled person in their group. Our fleet includes accessible cars and small minibuses which are based around Pembrokeshire.
We are also delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Transport for Wales and Pembrokeshire County Council to launch a new service in Northwest Pembrokeshire called fflecsi, designed to help people get out and about by bus. Read more HERE
HISTORY OF PVT >
The Pembrokeshire Voluntary Transport Association (PVT) began after the Pembrokeshire Stroke Club asked the Haverfordwest Lions to assist in transporting patients from Milford Haven to Neyland. From here a local initiative arose after an offer of the loan of an adapted vehicle in the spring of 1988. The opportunity was taken to bring together many of those who were involved in assisting with transport of the disabled locally.
Mr Ron Griffiths, was made an MBE for his services to PVT, his vision led to the founding of PVT in 1998. He saw a need for a means of transporting disables and elderly people of Pembrokeshire to venues other than hospitals, so they could enjoy life more fully. With the loan adaptive vehicle and a handful of donations from organisations such as The Spastics Society; Haverfordwest Lions and The Pembrokeshire Stroke Club, he brought together some of the groups involved in caring for the disabled and showed them what could be achieved by combining forces.
The Trustees of the HTV/Telethon Trust readily recognised the potential of the collective efforts of those organisations involved initially and generously donated a vehicle for the benefit of the Elderly and Disabled in Pembrokeshire. Demand soon exceeded the capacity of 1 vehicle and a fund-raising campaign undertaken in 1993 raised £27,000 to launch a second vehicle. In 1996 an application to the National Lottery Charities Board proved successful and produced a third vehicle.
PVT has grown from strength to strength we now have 6 minibuses and 3 accessible cars available to hire out. For more information on our minibuses click HERE.