Transport is subsidised by Hampshire Whites from money raised by raffles, donations and members’ subscriptions. We do not make a profit out of transport.
We organise transport to all home games and also away games as appropriate. With matches being changed frequently and the difficulty of attending midweek matches the number of people using the transport varies.
The transport offered is usually a 9 seater bus which can be driven by anyone over 25 with a valid driving licence. They are not speed restricted which makes the long journeys quicker.
The Treasurer orders the bus and is responsible for charges.
If numbers are less than 6 or exceed 9 we will try to organise alternative transport for people. We hire cars, organise private transport by putting people in contact or link up with Thames Valley Whites. If we need places for 13 or more people we hire 2 buses subject to having volunteer drivers.
Pick up points are kept to a minimum which normally requires members to travel to pick up points.
Generally the pick up points and route are between Havant, Fareham and Southampton on the A27/M27, on the A34 between Winchester and Oxford then either the A43 or M69 to join the M1.
The bus takes different routes in certain circumstances if we are going to different grounds or for safer pick ups off main route.
We have a Transport Secretary who organises HOME transport and works with the Treasurer to organise AWAY transport.
The Transport Secretary ensures there is a driver, sends out a TEXT to members re transport availability, collects the names of people requiring transport and sends names to the treasurer, agrees pick up points and times with driver and informs passengers.
Any spare tickets we have are offered firstly to people who are using the transport. These tickets are members’ tickets, either for home matches or away matches, that they are not using and have kindly let HW distribute.
Places on the transport are allocated on a first come, first served basis and can be booked in advance, even for the whole season. Once a place has been allocated it is not given to anyone else.
Costs for Transport
Charges for transport include parking, fuel and hire.
Transport must be paid at least a week before travelling and is only refundable if the place is filled by someone else. Discussion with the treasurer is required if refund is wanted in other circumstances.
The current charges are £28 (U16 £15) for north of Birmingham, up to £20 (£10) for other grounds depending on distance.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to book transport.