Holderness Area Rural Transport (H.A.R.T.) is the project name of North Holderness Community Transport. Five rural villages came together in 2003 to tackle transport need in Holderness. With a grant from the Countryside Agency the first vehicle was purchased to operate transport to health care facilities.
Today the charity has 10 accessible minibuses covering the East Riding of Yorkshire coast from Bempton to Spurn and across the East Yorkshire Wolds. Operating sustainable transport in this rural area with many isolated villages connected by narrow country lanes is challenging, H.A.R.T. fill the gaps left by commercial public transport.
The charity aims to provide transport solutions to those without private transport or unable to access public transport. To encourage more elderly people and people with mobility problems to travel and access key services thus combating social and rural isolation through transport provision. By simply providing transport, peoples’ life’s can be transformed, enabling them to remain independent, active and have choices.
H.A.R.T. believes strongly in a partnership approach and work with the local authority, other East Riding community transport charities and community support groups. We are an active member of the East Yorkshire Community Transport Operators network working to promote the sector. H.A.R.T. along with the Goole GoFar formed a joint charity (East Yorkshire Community Transport) to facilitate partnership working on projects such as hospital transport.