Delivering food to alleviate the effects of food poverty.

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Delivering the goods with FareShare.

EAST Community Transport is working in partnership with FareShare to set up a Food Distribution Hub delivering to Waltham Forest, Newham and beyond. This will enable the easy distribution of surplus food to charities, voluntary and faith groups in north east London who are serving vulnerable individuals and groups. Continue reading

It’s membership renewal time.

groupmembersFor community members it’s now that time of year for the renewal of your membership with us.

The Membership Forms for 2014-2015 may now be downloaded (links below). Please note that there are some adjustments to our membership conditions which have had to be made in line with HMRC requirements following our recent inspection. Continue reading

EAST CT awarded Private Hire Operator’s Licence.

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Over the last few months EAST CT has been going through the process of applying for its Private Hire Operator’s Licence from Transport for London. This licence has now been granted so we are now able to look towards undertaking Private Hire and other commercial work in addition to the “not for hire or reward” work that our parent already undertakes.

The effect of this change is that we will be able offer driver provided and self drive minibus solutions on a commercial basis which, in turn, means that we are able to offer solutions to a broader range of clients. This facet of our work will become clearer once our Public Service Vehicle Operator’s licence application has been granted.

Excursion Club is a source of great satisfaction

minibus-excursionThe results from our survey of the Excursions Club are in and they show impressive results.

We undertook a range of trips for our Excursions Club in 2013 and, overall, the feedback indicated that 90% of members were either very satisfied or satisfied with their experience. During the year some 65 new members enrolled into the club.

The following is a summary of the 2013 excursions and membership growth: – Continue reading

Planning the year ahead – don’t forget the transport!

Who booked the minibus?

We’ve been planning this for months. Did anyone remember to book the minibus?

In our first post for 2014 we obviously want to wish you a very happy New Year and, at the same time deliver a simple message for the coming year.

Pressures on finances have probably never been greater irrespective of whether you are a charity, a faith group, a local authority or a business. This means that careful planning and careful budgeting are required. Continue reading

Learning to drive in Newham and Waltham Forest

Young lady driver learning to drive.

Young lady driver learning to drive.

EAST Community Transport is working in partnership with Race Equality in Newham on a project aimed at helping individuals to study for their UK driving licence theory test and also to undertake some initial driving lessons. This is a really good opportunity for young people in Newham and Waltham Forest to get into driving with plenty of professional support and at no cost.

Sessions will start at The Mix (1a Cumberland Road, Plaistow, E13 8LH – behind Plaistow Police Station) on 14th January 2014. Continue reading

Driver Training Taster Session

REIN LogoEAST Community Transport, working in partnership with REIN (Rights and Equalities in Newham) will be delivering a driver training taster session on Tuesday 17th December 2013 commencing at 1pm at The Mix, 1a Cumberland Road, E13 8LH (round the corner from Plaistow Police Station).

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