History of BCC

Our origins date back to 1976 when a local GP asked a member of the Boroughbridge and District Chamber of Trade for help transporting people to the Good Companions scheme, GP surgery and hospital appointments.  A small committee was formed, and volunteer drivers recruited to meet this request.  Increasing demand for transport led to the formation of a small fundraising committee which raised funds to purchase a Bedford van to transport several people at once and achieve economies of scale.  A bank account was opened and the group ‘Boroughbridge Communicare’ was formed. 

A generous legacy enabled the group to replace the old Bedford van with a new minibus.  This, in turn, facilitated group trips for largely retired residents without transport to visit garden centres, the seaside and other venues.

After 20 years, operating on an entirely voluntary basis and as an unincorporated group, ‘Boroughbridge and District Community Care’ was formally established as a registered charity and employed its first member of staff and the charity relocated to its current home in the office above the library on St James Square.

You can find out more about the history of BCC by downloading this PDF.