At Community Transport Waltham Forest we are aware that our member organisations work with some of the most vulnerable members of our society in Newham, Waltham Forest and Enfield. We are working hard to implement government advice to ensure that we are in the best possible position to assist our members as events unfold over the next weeks and months. With this at the forefront of our minds we are:
- Talking to our contractors
- Discussing ways in which we can be flexible to support the immediate and future needs of our members
- Planning ways of maintaining contact with our staff/clients during periods of quarantine
Please do not hesitate to contact us so we can respond to your needs and support you and much as we can
Telephone: 0208 521 0665
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Newham Community Transport Canning Town South Door to Store Service scheduled to launch on the 7th February 2020 has received a grant of £10,400 from The Post Code Community Trust. Postcode Community Trust is a grant giving charity funded entirely by players of the People’s Postcode lottery.
The funding will enable Newham Community Transport to start up a much-needed shopping service for individuals living in the Canning Town South area who require assisted transport to undertake their everyday essentials such as shopping. The service will be taking clients to the Gallions Reach Shopping Centre which offers a supermarket and a wide variety of retail outlets. The service offers a home pick up and return, (£2 each way) with a good 2 hours available to spend at Galleons Reach Shopping Centre. There will be plenty of time for clients to do their shopping, meet new people, having a meal or share a cup of tea with a friend before returning home. This service will form part of a wider service package aimed at reducing loneliness and isolation among older people in Newham such as our Excursions programme and Sunday Lunch Club.
Newham Community Transport is operated by Community Transport Waltham Forest and aims to provide transport services to individuals and organisations in Newham who have a transport need.
Bob Belam Chairperson Community Transport Waltham Forest said ‘This grant will provide the foundation to building a community designed transport service in Newham to best meet the needs of residents with a mobility need to access and participate in undertaking their everyday essentials as well as becoming active engaged citizens in community life.”
Please note that we will be moving into new premises this week with an anticipated move date of Wednesday 5th February 2020. Our address and contact numbers will remain the same but we will be now situated in the new office block on the left-hand side of the depot pass our car park.
Whilst we are making every effort to ensure that there is no disruption to the service we offer there may be a few kinks as our phone and internet lines are set up in the new premises, therefore if you are unable to reach us on our standard landline please call 0788 956 8657 and a member of staff will deal with your query.
Community Transport Waltham Forest will be running Passenger Assistant Training courses (PATS) over the forthcoming weeks, with the first session taking place on the 6th & 7th February and the second session taking placing on the 20th & 21st February. Both sessions will be held at the Waltham Forest Resource Hub, 1 Russell Road E10 7ES, if you are interested in booking a place then please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call a member of our team on 0208 521 0665 for further details.
“And carolling out in the snow “
We at Community Transport Waltham Forest wish all of our members, the local communities we serve and our staff “Happy Holidays and a Joyous Festive period”. Be safe as you enjoy the many parties, events and gatherings this season and we look forward to working with & serving you in 2020.
Please note that our services will operate under reduced hours starting from the 23rd December and will resume regular operations from Thursday 02nd January 2020.