Issue details

Community Car Club – Award of contract to Malvern Hills Car Club to run an 18 month pilot car club scheme in up to six areas.

• A community car club is a local, member-based initiative that provides access to pay-as-you-drive vehicles. Community car clubs are typically run by local groups to support their communities

• Car clubs can improve accessibility to transport provision for residents particularly in rural areas

• Car clubs can help households reduce their carbon footprint by not owning a car and having more consideration about car use

• A number of towns and villages have expressed interest in establishing community clubs including Leominster, Ross, Ledbury, Kington, Sutton St Nicholas and Fownhope

• Herefordshire residents are enthusiastic but a high level of commitment and knowledge is required to set up a scheme

• New car clubs cannot currently get insurance so hence the direct award to MHCC to administer this pilot

• MHCC helped support the establishment of the St James & Bartonsham car club. MHCC has also been liaising and offering advice to residents in towns and villages currently interested in establishing a community car club.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 02/09/2021

Decision due: 23 August 2021 by Director of Economy and Place

Contact: Neil Taylor, Interim director of economy and place Email: Tel: 01432 260921.