Community Share-a-Lift

Staffordshire Share-a-Lift

Welcome to Community Share-a-Lift

Register with Community Share-a-Lift to look for other members who live close by who might be making a similar car journey to yours. You can then share the trip, save money and meet new people.

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Ravenhill Park, Rugeley
Holly Blue Meadows, Burntwood
Yarnfield Park, Stone
The Limes, Cannock
Bilberry Chase, Cannock
Branston Locks Drakelow Park Eccleshall Heritage Park - Tutbury Bramshall Meadows Hilltop View Strata Temptation
The Limes
Bilberry Chase
Yarnfield Park, Stone
Holly Blue Meadows
Ravenhill Park, Rugeley
Staffordshire Share-a-Lift

Welcome to Community Share-a-Lift

Register with Community Share-a-Lift to look for other members who live close by who might be making a similar car journey to yours. You can then share the trip, save money and meet new people.

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Safety Tips

When it comes to travelling, every member is responsible for his or her own safety. We recommend that members follow some basic security measures outlined below.

Terms and Conditions

The Community Share-a-Lift Car Share Scheme (the "Scheme") provides a journey sharing information service enabling members to make contact with each other for the purpose of sharing car, cycling, public transport, taxi or walking journeys.

The service is facilitated through an externally hosted website and database (the "Website"), developed for Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and partner organisations by Jambusters Ltd (collectively "We", "Us", "Our"). The Website is accessed at http://community.share-a-lift.co.uk.

Your agreement to comply with, and be bound by these Conditions, is deemed to occur upon your first use of the Website.

1. Responsibilities of Scheme Members

  • 1.1 Under this Agreement, Drivers shall:
    • 1.1.1 hold a full, valid United Kingdom driving licence;
    • 1.1.2 hold a valid certificate of insurance for the vehicle concerned and inform their insurance company, and/or any other individual(s) or corporate body/bodies which may have an interest in the vehicle in question, of their participation in the Scheme; and
    • 1.1.3 hold a valid MOT certificate for the vehicle concerned, where necessary; and
    • 1.1.4 produce the documentation referred to in 1.1.1, 1.1.2 and 1.1.3 to Passengers on request.
  • 1.2 Under this Agreement, Passengers shall:
    • 1.2.1 refrain from smoking whilst in the vehicle concerned, unless by agreement with the Driver;
    • 1.2.2 refrain from distracting or otherwise behaving in a way which compromises the Driver's general concentration; and
    • 1.2.3 make a contribution towards fuel costs at a rate and time agreed between you (unless you agree to share costs by taking turns driving).
  • 1.3 Under this Agreement, all Scheme members shall:
    • 1.3.1 agree a mutually convenient collection point and collection time;
    • 1.3.2 arrive at the collection point at the agreed collection time;
    • 1.3.3 inform the Driver or Passenger(s) as the case may be of any delay, providing as much notice as is reasonably possible in all the circumstances;
    • 1.3.4 refrain from telephoning other Scheme members during unsociable hours.

2. Data Collected

Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to Us. Because this website gathers certain types of information about you, We feel you should fully understand the conditions of how We may collect, disclose and use that information.

We may collect and disclose data in accordance with this Agreement and by virtue of your membership of the Scheme you expressly consent to any use or disclosure of your personal identification and other personal information, in accordance with this Agreement.

The following Data relating to you may be collected when registering on the Website:

  • 2.1 name;
  • 2.2 gender;
  • 2.3 work or personal e-mail address;
  • 2.4 supervisor / contact name (for staff without a work or personal e-mail address);
  • 2.5 work or personal telephone number;
  • 2.6 department;
  • 2.7 company / organisation name (if you work for an external organisation);
  • 2.8 regular place of work;
  • 2.9 vehicle registration(s) - up to four;
  • 2.10 post code (home post code or any other location from which you wish to car share);
  • 2.11 information relating to your travel habits and preferences;

3. Use of Your Personal Data

  • 3.1 Staffordshire County Council's Sustainable Travel Unit and Stoke-on-Trent City Council's Sustainable Travel Team are responsible for the overall management of the Website, together with local Share-a-Lift Administrators.
  • 3.2 Any personal Data you provide will be securely stored on the Website for as long as you remain a member of the Scheme, in accordance with the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation.
  • 3.3 Unless We are required by law to do so, and subject to paragraph 3.5, personally identifiable Data will not be disclosed to third parties.
  • 3.4 Any or all of the Data listed in section 2 may be required by your local Share-a-Lift Administrators for the following reasons:
    • 3.4.1 assisting individuals in finding suitable journey sharing opportunities or choosing alternative modes of transport;
    • 3.4.2 targeted sustainable travel promotions;
    • 3.4.3 management of car parking and parking permits;
    • 3.4.4 anonymous statistical analysis;
  • 3.5 Scheme members will be required to give prior written consent before any personally identifiable data is disclosed to a third party, outside of the Scheme, unless required for disclosure by law.

4. Accessing & Amending Your Own Data

  • 4.1 You may access your personal Account at any time, from any internet-connected computer, by visiting http://community.share-a-lift.co.uk and entering your username and password. It is your responsibility to ensure your Data is correct and up-to-date.
  • 4.2 You may instantly amend your Data through your personal Account.
  • 4.3 You have the right to ask for a copy of all personal Data held in respect of your membership of the Car Share Scheme. Contact your local Share-a-Lift Administrator.

5. Personal Security

  • 5.1 Under this Agreement, personal security is the responsibility of each Scheme member and you are under no obligation to get into a vehicle with, or offer a lift to, other Scheme members. You do so at your own risk and assessment of that risk. See also Safety Tips
  • PLEASE NOTE:
    • We do not vet individuals prior to them becoming Scheme members and membership of the Scheme does not imply any reference on Our part of the member's character or mental state, past or present. Similarly We make no request from applicants regarding any criminal record they may have.
    • You must notify your local Share-a-Lift Administrator of any unfavourable incidents experienced with other Scheme members, providing as much detail as possible including their name and contact details.
    • When searching for a journey sharing opportunity, Scheme members are responsible for providing their full name and contact details to other members with whom they make contact.

6. Leaving the Scheme

  • 6.1 You may terminate your membership at anytime by clicking on 'resign' from your homepage.
  • 6.2 We can at anytime suspend or cancel your use of the Service if We feel that you have misused the Service or are in any way in breach of these terms and conditions. Our decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

7. Disclaimers

  • 7.1 We do not accept responsibility or liability for the actions of Scheme members or for disputes between them. We cannot accept responsibility for physical injury, emotional distress, mental suffering or psychological injury resulting from employees car sharing. Personal security is the responsibility of each individual Scheme member.
  • 7.2 No warranty is given whatsoever as to the roadworthiness or otherwise of any vehicles.
  • 7.3 No warranty is given as to the validity or otherwise of Scheme members' motor insurance policies
  • 7.4 The information contained on the Website is not comprehensive and despite every effort, it may not be accurate, up-to-date or applicable to the circumstances of any particular case. We cannot accept any liability for any inaccuracies or omissions on the Website, and any decisions you make based on information contained on the Website are your sole responsibility.
  • 7.5 It is the responsibility of Scheme members to ensure that their personal details held on the Website remain up-to-date and accurate.
  • 7.6 No part of the Website is intended to constitute advice and the Content of the Website should not be relied upon when making any decisions or taking any action of any kind, including participating in the Scheme.
  • 7.7 We cannot guarantee that Scheme members will find a compatible Driver or Passenger
  • 7.8 We cannot guarantee the accuracy or validity of any information provided by other members of the Scheme and it is the responsibility of each Scheme member to take all reasonable safety and security precautions whilst participating in the Scheme.

8. Limitation of Liability

  • 8.1 To the maximum extent permitted by law, We exclude liability for any direct or indirect loss, injury (physical or psychological) or damage, foreseeable or otherwise, including any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the Website or from participation in the Scheme.
  • 8.2 We shall not be held responsible for the truth, accuracy or content of any material posted through the site or of any external sites to which it may include links. We do not guarantee the availability, existence, suitability or sufficiency of participants, vehicles, routes or insurance arrangements.
  • 8.3 According to the extent permitted by law, you release Us, Our employees and contractors, from all liability arising out of, or in connection with, the Scheme and its Website.

9. Law and Jurisdiction

  • 9.1 This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Law of England and Wales and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.
  • 9.2 Your use of the Website and downloads from it, and the operation of these Conditions, shall be governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. The Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of your use of the Website.
  • 9.3 In the event that any or any part of the conditions contained in this document shall be determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such condition shall to that extent be severed from the remaining conditions which shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Comments and Enquiries

Please contact your local Share-a-Lift Administrator.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is community car sharing?

It is when two or more people, who are making a similar journey, decide to travel together in one car rather than separately. It is aimed at getting vehicles off the roads by increasing the number of people in each car and also to help people, especially if they have no access to a car, get to the shops, doctors, hospital or leisure activities, for example.

How does car sharing work?

Once you have completed the registration form your details will be entered into the database, and a 'post' of your anonymised offer or request will then be visible. If someone wishes to see further details for a trip that may be a good match, they must register on the system and be logged in. From the details it is then up to you to contact each other and formulate a car share agreement that is convenient to you all.

You do not have to over commit yourself at this stage. One option is to set a trial period and a date to review the feelings of all parties. This will enable you to stop sharing at this point if the arrangement doesn't suit any or some of the parties involved.

Why should I consider car sharing?

Below are some of the many reasons:

  • reduce congestion and save valuable time
  • reduce fuel costs and parking charges
  • reduce the mileage and everyday wear and tear on your vehicle
  • reduce traffic pollution and help contain the increasing pressure on the local community and environment
  • enjoy a more sociable and less stressful way of travelling.

What about sharing costs?

If you find a method which works particularly, please email the scheme administrator with details. These can then be added to the list of suggestions.

  • On a reciprocal basis, where you drive one time and the next time your car share partner drives
  • If there is only one driver then he/she may charge their passengers for the journey: we currently recommend that 10-15p per mile is a fair contribution, plus splitting any parking fee equally, as long as you don't charge your passengers more than the running costs of the vehicle.

What about insurance?

You must be fully insured and it is advisable to inform your insurance company that you are registered in a car share scheme. This should not incur additional costs. Most insurance policies cover you to carry passengers on your journey, as long as you don't charge your passengers more than the running costs of the vehicle.

Why should my community join this scheme?

The Staffordshire Community Share-a-Lift scheme:

  • is FREE to join for all communities in the Staffordshire area
  • will display your community's logo, at no additional cost
  • covers all communities and residents in the Staffordshire area so your members are more likely to find matches.

What if I car share and have to return unexpectedly?

If you have to return unexpectedly, and are a passenger or a driver, you must contact your car share partner(s) as soon as possible so that they can make alternative arrangements. As a passenger it is also essential for you to let the driver know you are ill so that they know not to wait if you are not at your pick up point.

What happens if I find that car sharing doesn't suit me?

If you find that car sharing does not suit you, you can stop at any time.

How can I plan a journey using public transport?

Visit www.transportdirect.info. You can plan your journey for door to door and compare car/train/bus/plane times and distances.

If you have any more comments or questions please email the Share-a-Lift Administrator and we can include answers to any frequently asked questions for other users.

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