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
For 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
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.
The 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
Our first collaborative contract service under EAST Community Transport gets underway at Faraday School in Tower Hamlets.
The contract has enabled us to employ the strengths of both Community Transport Waltham Forest and Tower Hamlets Community Transport to provide a shared service and to employ two new drivers who were previously unemployed.
We will be running a Passenger Assistant Training (PATS) Course at our main depot on February 27th & 28th*.
This course is a nationally recognised standard for training and development of passenger assistants and is certified and validated for 4 years. The course consists of four (4) modules: Continue reading
If you regularly us a minibus then an opportunity has arisen for you to acquire your own coach-built, accessible vehicle at an attractive price, fully maintained.
From February 2014 we have a Mercedes Sprinter Treka 17 Seat Minibus available for lease at £10,777 p.a., fully maintained. That equates to only £29.50 per day. Continue reading
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
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
EAST 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).