Welcome to Brentwood Community Transport
BCT's 898 Queen Shopper bus stop at the Queens Hospital in Romford.
It is an essential link for local residents from Blackmore, Wyatts Green, Doddinghurst and Pilgrims Hatch to Brentwood and Romford.
|Rt. Hon. Mr Eric Pickles came for a cup of tea.||
With the funding received from the LV= insurance and Community Initiatives Fund, BCT purchased a new state-of-the-art low floor accessible minibus and expanded its services to the vulnerable residents of Brentwood.
“Brentwood Community Transport is the future of how transportation is going to be offered to individual groups and rural villages. The next step is to see that it becomes integrated with the rest of the transport system to offer a seamless transfer between modes.” Rt. Hon. Mr. Eric Pickles
The Community Transport sector plays a large part in the delivery of transport for people who are unable to access conventional public transport services for a variety of reasons including mobility difficulties, lack of public transport, cost etc. Many schemes also provide community group transport for leisure and social outings, thus helping to promote social inclusion.
BCT provides community transport services via their social car scheme which involves volunteers driving their own cars, and also by using a small fleet of minibuses, driven by both staff members and volunteers. There are also a number of day trips arranged throughout the year.
Brentwood Community Transport is a ‘not for profit’ organisation currently funded by a partnership between Essex County Council and Brentwood Borough Council.
C.E.O. Tina Tickner
We were very pleased when we achieved our independent charitable status in March 2010
We will help to realise the Prime Minister’s vision of a ‘stronger civil society’ by embracing innovation and utilising the new powers for community transport introduced by the Local Transport Act. We are in a very strong position to design services that respond to our local residents needs.
The scheme is run by a small staff team based in Brentwood, and we currently have about 50 volunteers. If you are interested and would like to find out more about what we do and how you can get involved by becoming a volunteer or sponsorship please contact us.