Question: Is Barrow Good Neighbour Scheme (BGNS) part of the BUSCA? (The Barrow upon Soar Community Association).
Answer: No. BGNS is very grateful for the support and encouragement offered by BUSCA, but we are an independent group of volunteers.
Question: Is Barrow Good Neighbour Scheme part of the Neighbourhood Watch?
Answer: No, Neighbourhood Watch is a different scheme altogether.
Question: Would drivers be insured to carry passengers using the scheme?
Answer: Yes. All drivers will need to notify their insurance companies that they are providing a voluntary transport service. This should not increase the insurance costs for drivers.
Question: What about funding? Where does it come from?
Answer: BGNS has been applied for various Grant applications. We have been successful in some applications and still await the outcome from other funding requests.
Question: Does the group have a website?
Answer: Yes, the website is up and running and we will update it with news and events once they are confirmed.
Question: Will volunteers be DBS checked?
Answer: Yes. All BGNS volunteers will need to complete an Enhanced DBS check before they are eligible to begin.
Question: Aren’t there already groups in the village providing the services that BGNS is aiming to provide?
Answer: Yes there are already a lot of successful groups established within our village. The idea of BGNS is to work alongside them and to bridge any gaps in the types of support provided.
Question: Can you clarify travel costs within the village.
Answer: Trips within the village will be free of charge. We will require as much notice as possible to arrange these trips, but there is no charge.