The Derwent Valley Car Club, based in Blackhall Mill, has been funded with a grant of £47,500 from the National Lottery’s Village SOS Programme. The grant has enabled the development of the Car Club and the purchase of an electric Nissan Leaf.  The car is based at the Blackhall Mill Community Centre, which hosts an electric charge point for the car and a public charge point. The grant also provided of an array of PV (solar) panels, which offsets the electrical charging needed to run the vehicle making the car club emission free. The Club is currently operated under the Blackhall Mill Community Association and will be developed into a member led Social Enterprise scheme made up of interested local people and will link in with other car clubs in the region. The Club is open to anyone in the local area and costs as little as £3 to use the car for an hour with no additional mileage fees. As part of the Car Club a Volunteer Driver Scheme has been developed for people who cannot drive themselves. We are looking for volunteers to assist in the development and running of the Car Club and volunteer drivers.    Electric Bike Hire - We also have 3 electric bikes to hike from as little as £2.50 per hour.   To use the car, bikes or the voluntary driver scheme you need to join the car club which costs £5 per month which is refunded against you usage of the bikes, car or driver scheme. For further information on the Derwent Valley Car Club, to volunteer or to become a member please contact the Co-ordinator Susan Ross on 07473 180302 or you can email or Facebook

Areas Covered

Contact Person

Susan Ross

Organisation Address

Derwent Valley Car Club
Blackhall Mill Community Centre
River View
Blackhall Mill
NE17 7TQ
United Kingdom

Areas covered

54.905601, -1.8153459