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.
Wow, we are are almost at the most “wonderful time” of the year again and our Get Up and Go services are open for the Festive Season! As part of our ongoing efforts to provide avenues to tackle loneliness and isolation amongst the elderly trips have been arranged as detailed below. If you are anyone you know would benefit from being a part of this service then click here for a membership form or contact a member of our team 0208 521 0665, email: email@example.com.
Waltham Forest Excursion Trips
- Polhill Garden Centre – Monday 18th November 2019
- Rochester Dickensian Christmas – Saturday 7th December 2019
- Pantomime @Kenneth More Theatre – Tuesday 7th January 2020
Newham Excursion Trips
- Forty Hall Estate & Crews Hill – Thursday 21st November 2019
- Canterbury Christmas Market – Monday 02nd December 2019
- Festive Lunch @ Toby Carvery & Casino – Monday 16th December 2019
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Social Enterprise Accreditation
Community Transport is celebrating its’ fifth year of qualifying for the Social Enterprise mark. The Mark provides assurance that profits or surpluses are used to improve the quality of life of people in the areas where we operate and are used to help people and the planet, rather than pay dividends to shareholders.
London Living Wage
Outside of providing accessible, affordable transport in the boroughs we serve we also believe that our business practices and ethos should be fair and ethical which is why we are also a London Living Wage Employer. Being a Living Wage employer means that at a minimum our staff earn the London living wage rate which is updated on an annual basis to ensure that they are paid a reasonable, sustainable and fair wage.