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.

We currently have a total of  638 subscribers each of whom receive our newsletters.

Occasional Drivers required

We have a requirement for occasional drivers to undertake work in Waltham Forest, Newham and Tower Hamlets. Part of the role may include driving vulnerable individuals so previous experience in this area is advantageous but is not prerequisite.

It is essential that applicants hold the following: – Continue reading

Advisory Board Members sought

advisoryboardAdvisory Board members are being sought by EAST Community Transport to reflect the changing face of our organisation.

This is an exciting time for us as we bring our plans to reestablish Community Transport in Newham to fruition after several years without such provision in the borough. Continue reading

Preparing for the new academic year

schools-outJust when you thought that you could put up your feet for the school summer recess!

Now is the ideal time to start planning your transport needs for the coming academic year. A significant amount of our resources are dedicated to providing a range of transport solutions to a range of academic institutions and for children of all ages. Be it transport to sports and other events to transport for those with special needs we have a range of vehicles and trained staff who can help you to fulfil your transport needs.

As ever, resources are limited so give us a call or email us at info@eastcommunitytransport.co.uk – then you can put your feet up.

London Taxicard – Use it or Lose it

taxiWe’ve become aware of a process of rationalisation of the London Taxicard database. In essence, in order to ensure that the database of users is maintained up-to-date, if an existing user doesn’t use the Taxicard for a period of two years then they are removed from the table of eligible Taxicard holders.

We are advised that individuals may reapply and will get the facility restored if they remain eligible. We’ve downloaded the Frequently Asked Questions document from London Councils so you may find out more. In essence, though, if you don’t use it from time to time then you will lose it.

Get the licence right. Get the standard right.

MinibusMadnessIf I passed my driving test at the fifth attempt three years ago but haven’t driven more than 20 miles per week since and I told you that today I’d be taking sixteen children (including yours) from London to Loch Ness tomorrow in a Minibus Lite that I had never seen then how happy would you be?

Whether driving a Minibus Lite on a B licence on a “full fat” minibus on a D1 licence given to the driver in 1984 you can quite legally be responsible for up to sixteen passengers in a vehicle in which you have absolutely no driving experience. This is a topic which continues hotly to be debated and crops up regularly in our discussions with clients. Continue reading