Twenty One years with Community Transport – a very fond farewell.

Dot Gray - Chair, Community Transport Waltham Forest,, 1997-2015

Dot Gray – Chair, Community Transport Waltham Forest,, 1997-2015

My association with CTWF started in 1994 as a volunteer driver with Davies Lane Luncheon Club, but prior to that, I had been a volunteer driver for Waltham Forest Volunteer Bureau. Continue reading

East CT Winter Wonderland

Christmas TreesWe’ve had the first cold snap now but between the wind, the rain, the frosty mornings and the long, dark nights the beauty of the season still shines through.

London and the south east of England can be a fine place to be with a huge diversity of things to do at any time of year. We like to make it easier for you, your group and your wallet to take in the sights and sounds of the season with special offers to our members. Continue reading

We have many special passengers and are trained to take care of them.

Dementia Awareness training

Community transport drivers do it with a glow. Here are some of our drivers and personal assistants with Sue from Dementia Friends during this week’s training session.

Being that it has been half-term this week we’ve been doing lots of training at the main depot.

When we carry vulnerable children we utilize GPS to track our vehicles so that we always know where they are are and we can quickly respond if a problem arises. Both our drivers and passenger assistants received backup training in the use of our GPS system to ensure that we always have skilled users on the vehicles.

As a community transport our remit includes the conveyance of a wide range of vulnerable people of all ages. We included a training session in dementia awareness which was delivered by Sue from Dementia Friends.

ECHO – lunch and a workshop

Echo bannerEcho ( is holding a workshop (and will be providing lunch) on Thursday, 20th November 2014 between 10:30 and 13:00 at Durning Hall Community Centre, Earlham Grove, Forest Gate, E7 9AB and they are inviting you to join them.

More than 500 East London organisations are using Echo to save money, increase capacity, build their profile and make new connections. Join them for lunch and a workshop on 20th November at Aston Mansfield to find out how your organisation can get more out of Echo.

RSVP here.

Newham Excursions Club

Charabanc trip

Every vehicle in our modern minibus fleet is equipped with roof, windows, comfy seats, heaters and air conditioning as well as pneumatic tyres and suspension.

East Community Transport is preparing a funding bid with a view to establishing an Excursions Club in Newham from Spring 2015 and we are asking for your help as part of the process.

In order to establish evidence of need in the borough we have created two simple online surveys and we’ll be obliged if you will complete the Individuals’ survey for us and ask the appropriate person in your organization to complete the Organizations’ survey: –

  1. Organizations’ survey
  2. Individuals’ survey

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Relaunch for Newham Youth Providers Partnership

Relaunch flyerNewham Youth Providers Partnership has something to shout about! They are holding a relaunch event on Thursday, 13th November 2014 between 5:30pm and 7:30pm at the Shipman Youth Centre, Prince Regent Lane, London, E16 3JH.

Refreshments will be provided and in addition to a guest speaker there will be a display performed by the fabulous, multi-award-winning Ascension Eagles Cheerleaders. Continue reading

Newsletter archive

Folloarchivewing the release of our upgraded electronic newsletter we’ve added an archive page to our web under the News section in the menu. In future, if you need to refer back to an earlier newsletter then the entire archive (from 8th October 2014) is contained online just a couple of mouse clicks away.

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