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Welcome to the Barnet Community Transport website

Barnet Community Transport (Barnet CT) is a registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee and has been providing community transport services. Barnet CT works to provide safe, affordable and accessible transport services to local community and voluntary groups in the London Borough of Barnet and its environs. We currently operate a small fleet of accessible vehicles, available for use by not-for-profit groups, organisations and individuals.

Barnet Community Transport vehicles are operated under Section 19 of the Transport Act 1988.

Latest News

This year BCT was the subject of a report by Power to Change about Community Business successes.

BCT was chosen to be one of 12 organisations in the case study by NatCen who were commissioned to provide data and information for the report.

Only 4 of the organisations chosen were, 4 of which were CT’s, and BCT was the only one from London to be featured.

Our CEO Richard Healy was honoured to be asked to speak at the launch of the report in mid June.

Please see links to report itself and his address to the audience at the launch, which is reproduced in part below to illustrate the ethos of BCT as exemplifying a community based Project:

http://www.powertochange.org.uk/research/works-successful-community-transport/

http://www.powertochange.org.uk/research/barnet-community-transport-case-study/

http://www.powertochange.org.uk/research/running-community-business-aint-easy-can-done/

“Richard Healy of Barnet Community Transport inspired the audience with his story of a major turnaround in the fortunes of his organisation, from a point in 2006 where crucial funding was lost and the future looked bleak, to an organisation that is still going in 2017, delivering much-needed bus services to the local community. Even he, though, felt that the challenges never go away, and that managing the business and worrying about cash flow was simply part and parcel of running a community business. It was clear how much he and his business are driven by the people that it exists to support. Perhaps Richard’s comments help to explain the resilience we see in community businesses.”

ADDRESS UPDATE;

Please note that BCT has now moved to:

The Transport Building,

Edgware Community Hospital,

Burnt Oak Broadway,

Edgware

HA8 0AD

 

Please ignore any references to Mill Hill Depot that we haven’t managed to amend – The website is being refreshed during Autumn 2017

Barnet CT offers a range of Transport services:

Group Transport : available for use by member groups and organisations. This service provides accessible minibuses (up to 16 passenger seats) for use on both local and national trips such as shopping, meetings, lunch clubs, local trips out or trips to the coast, summer camps or day trips.

Individual Transport : This service provides safe, accessible transport for individual members, their families or carers, and can be used for local journeys as well as long distance trips such as holiday transport, day trips and family visits.

Driver Training – MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) : Barnet CT provides driver training under the Midas driver training scheme, as recommended by the Community Transport Association (CTA UK). MiDAS is an award winning nationally recognised driver training scheme which drivers must undergo if they are to use Barnet CT vehicles. Upon successful completion of this course, drivers will receive a certificate which lasts for four years and is accepted by other community transport organisations both in London and nationally.

 

For more information on any Barnet CT services, please contact us on: 0208-359-5014 or email us: office@cthub.org.uk

 


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