Liberty Festival 2015 – Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – Sunday 26th July

Liberty Festival 2015 - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - Sunday 26th July

Liberty Festival 2015 – Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – Sunday 26th July

There is an exciting, free event taking place in East London on Sunday 26 July 2015 that may well be of great interest to you. National Paralympic Day, featuring the Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival, takes place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 11am until 6.30pm (performances begin at 1pm).

Highlights include live music, aerial theatre and dance performances, DJs, films, and a variety of family friendly ‘have a go’ arts and sports activities that are inclusive of all. There are also paid-for Paralympic sports events featuring international stars taking place in the Aquatics Centre and Stadium as part of the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games.  Continue reading

AgeUK Newham Silver Surfers love Brighton

AgeUK Newham, Silver Surfers’ group enjoying their day at Brighton.

It was our privilege to facilitate a day trip to Brighton for members of AgeUK Newham’s Silver Surfers’ group. The trip was funded under the terms of the Big Lottery grant for over 60s in Newham.

You’ll know already from a previous posting that our Big Lottery funded Newham Excursion Club for the over 60s is already fully subscribed and we hope to add some more happy memories as and when the trips have been completed. Continue reading

East Community Transport – Wellcar Survey

WAVWellcar is a project targeted at providing personalized transport solutions to individuals (and their families) with mobility issues which may impinge on their ability to access activities which others may take for granted.

The vehicles can safely transport a family including a wheelchair occupant and may be used for days out as well as for transportation to and from work or to and from GP or hospital appointments. They are designed for families with a wheelchair user in mind so are not a compromise vehicle. Continue reading

Build your own excursion club

Happy GroupWe’ve been blown away by the popularity of our Big Lottery funded Newham Excursion Club. All available bookings for the summer season have already been taken up. This set us to doing some thinking.

Have you considered getting together with some of your friends to create your own excursion club? Continue reading

Can you drive a bus or a minibus?

MiDAS 075If you hold a current UK driving licence which includes Category D (bus) or Category D1 (minibus) and if you love driving then we’d like to hear from you. If you hold a current MiDAS certificate even better!

The community is crying out to get out, out (as Micky Flanagan would say) and enjoy a really cracking day at the seaside, an evening up West or a shopping trip with their best mates.

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Big Lottery Summer trips now fully booked

sadnessWe are both delighted and saddened to report that all of the Big Lottery funded summer trips are now fully booked.

For those who have been able to secure a place then we trust that you will all enjoy a very memorable day.

For those who have been unable to secure a trip, all is not lost because we still have our Summer Special Offer!

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Changes to your UK Driving Licence

From 8th June 2015 DVLA will no longer issue paper counterparts to photo-card driving licences. Holders of existing photo-card driving licences are advised to destroy the existing paper counterpart, as it is no longer relevant. There is no change for holders of the older paper-only driving licences so these should be retained. Watch the DVLA videos: – Continue reading

Community transport on a budget!

Slightly off the normal topic. If only we could get one in our yard. This was taken from my office window today – there was no patient on board.

I thought I’d post it, as it’s not something you see every day of the week (thank heavens, in the context of the air ambulance). I think I know what I want for Christmas.

Summer Special Offers – 2015

Eating Ice CreamFancy an ice cream? Is salty, sea air your thing? Do you prefer a warm, sunny garden in a fine, old estate? How about a night at the opera or a day in a shopping village (think of the discounts!)? You live in the finest city in the world, surrounded by fascinating attractions in arts, leisure and pure fun. Why not organize a trip to the coast; to the theatre; to a shopping village or out-of-town mall; to a theme park or to an historic town?

 We have special offers which would allow you and a party of up to 15 friends (16 friends if you self-drive) or colleagues to get out and about for the day or the evening for as little as £5.88 each. That’s real value for money and a great deal of “bang” for your “buck”. Continue reading

Parent charity turns 20.

CTWF 20th Anniversary Logo 300Our parent charity, Community Transport Waltham Forest turns 20 this year so it’s a very happy birthday from it’s two-and-a-half-year-old infant!

It’s a testament to the inventiveness of the charity and the inspiration of those working within it that a charity dedicated to providing transport solutions to the entire community can survive for twenty years at a time when services are being cut to the bone through “austerity”. Continue reading