Welcome to Community Transport Waltham Forest
Community Transport Waltham Forest (CTWF) is a registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee which has been established for more than 18 years. Our primary focus is to provide a safe, affordable and accessible group travel service to local community and voluntary groups in Waltham Forest. We have a fleet of 24 vehicles available to hire ranging from standard minibuses to larger accessible vehicles.
Here we are well into Autumn already and we at CTWF are wondering exactly when did Summer end?!?! And whilst the weather changes to a degree requiring a few more layers, the events of the summer are still dominant on our minds most notably the amazing Big Day Outs we were able to host for children in need in Waltham Forest & Newham throughout the months of August and September. We would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to the following people for allowing us to give needy families a chance to enjoy a glorious day out by the seaside, an opportunity they would not have experienced otherwise.
The Fundraisers & Cyclists: Mr. Martyn Bellamy who was the ‘ideas’ man behind this and planned the overarching concept in honour of his late father David Bellamy. Martyn and his fellow riders and fundraisers, Professor Angray Kang & Mr. Paul Smyth, trained diligently over a period of six months and for each sore muscle and aching back Community Transport thanks you for the foundation your efforts laid to develop this project.
Our Partners: Ambition, Aspire, Achieve, our charity partners, thank you for the support and your community outreach which allowed over 400 families in Newham to enjoy the days out.
Our Staff: Coordinating & Planning these events was not a light task and there is no way we would have the success we did if we did not employ some of the most dedicated, hard-working and caring staff in London. Thank you to each of our drivers and to our wonder woman Fleet Supervisor, Alison Louis, who worked tirelessly to ensure everything, flowed smoothly for each Big Day Out while simultaneously managing our ongoing community bookings.
And last but by no means least, thanks to each member of the public who donated to our fundraising efforts. Each and every penny you were able to give us made a huge difference in the lives of the children who benefited, most who had never been to the seaside before.
Annual Report 2015-16 available now
We are delighted to announce the publication of our latest Annual Report covering the period 2015-16. The report may be downloaded as a PDF in print resolution (8MB) and screen resolution (4MB) .
Waltham Forest - Door-to-Store - Survey of need
PLEASE NOTE: As part of our drive continuously to improve services for the community we are currently conducting a survey of need for our Door-to-Store service in Waltham Forest.
If you are an existing user of our service or if your believe that you meet the criteria above and would like to benefit from the service please fill in our online questionnaire so that we may evaluate and, if required, seek to enhance our service.
If you are an organization that works with older people or people with mobility disabilities then it may be beneficial to your service users to be aware of this survey. A PDF version may be downloaded for printing and distribution. Please contact us with any queries that you may have.
David Bellamy Memorial Ride 2016
Following the successful completion of the entire (almost) 80 miles of the route from Waltham Forest Town Hall to Southend Pier and back on Sunday, 6th March 2016, we are delighted to announce that the fundraising ride proper will take place on Sunday, 22nd May 2016, departing Walthamstow Town Hall at 0900hrs.
The test ride was completed this Sunday past at an average speed of 12.5mph which, considering the almost 30 miles of hills between Basildon to Southend and back is no mean feat and included a wrong turn by yours truly!
The purpose of this fundraising ride is to raise the funds required to take up to 600 children in Newham and Waltham Forest (looked after children and young carers) to the seaside for the day in four trips of ten of our minibuses (up to 150 per trip) with proper supervision. Lunch (e.g. fish and chips) will be provided and we plan to provide secure entertainment in an enclosed, permanent funfair (e.g. Adventure Island in Southend).
The ride is free to enter but participants are asked to raise funds and details of fundraising will be provided in a forthcoming post. In total we anticipate the cost of the four trips to be in the order of £20,000 so this is our fundraising target.
Young People's survey 2016
Life isn’t all about “clubbing” and “hanging out”. Life gets serious!
Young people face many challenges in daily life – especially as they move from adolescence to adulthood. There are many conflicting and potentially hazardous routes down which you may me tempted to travel and, in the current climate, you may find it challenging to get a worthwhile job, appropriate training and adequate preparation for your work life and, in due course, your own family life.
We have devised this very short, anonymous survey for you to tell us what you find challenging so that we can seek to provide at least some solutions that are of benefit to you. For example, if your interest is in motor vehicles we can obviously provide some guidance and even seek funding to provide proper apprenticeships. To know how we can help you please tell us about your concerns or issues because we are finalizing a bid for funding for the next three to five years – the very years that are important to you right now.
Annual User Satisfaction Survey
Community Transport Waltham Forest exist to serve the communities of Newham and Waltham Forest and to provide them with safe and accessible transport.
In order to continue to serve you professionally we periodically ask you to complete a short survey of your experiences of using our services (as an individual or as a group) and give you the opportunity to make suggestions as to how we can better serve you in the coming year.
The survey is anonymous and we will use the aggregated data and specific suggestions on which to build on our existing, successful work within the community.
So now’s your chance to tell us what you think.
Changes to UK photo-card 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: -
20 Years Driving Our Community Forward
Community Transport is celebrating 20 FANTASTIC years of serving our community and what better way to start the celebrations than with a gift to you our members. Take a look at the specials on offer, choose the one best suited for your group and start planning to visit somewhere amazing this summer. Continue reading...