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 since 2004.
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. Membership is open to those who live, study or work in the area, or who share the ethos of BCT and are working for the benefit of our Members.
Barnet Community Transport vehicles are operated under Section 19 Permits in compliance with the Transport Act 1985.
Please note that since December 2016 Barnet CT has been based at:
The Transport Building,
Edgware Community Hospital,
Burnt Oak Broadway,
Please ignore any references to Mill Hill Depot that we haven’t managed to amend – The website is being refreshed during Spring/Summer 2019 thanks to generous donations.
The CEO was invited to give a presentation about the work of BCT to Year 9 PSHE Pupils at the Wren Academy Finchley
who were participating in the First Give Community Programme
The Jack Petchey Foundation supports this excellent programme encouraging team work and community spirit in Young People
The successful group can win a prize of £1,000 for the organisation that they have chosen to work with to research, and then do a presentation to their Class and Year in the Final held in July 2018 judged by a Panel including The Worshipful, The Mayor of the London Borough of Barnet, Councillor Reuben Thompstone
We are very proud that not only did our Wren Academy Group win the £1,000 prize, but also worked very hard on behalf of BCT, by holding a cake sale and other activities which raised a further £430, to go towards refreshing and updating our website.
A huge thank you from all at BCT to those involved in this project.
Please note that if you have any queries as to services provided for your group, or as an individual, you should, in the first instance contact the organisation that booked your journey, to establish who the transport provider is. This will save time, as it may well be Council, NHS or private operators that you need, and as a not for profit charity it is not part of our remit to provide a directory enquiries service for commercial organisations.
NB. BCT does not provide any Dial A Ride services, nor do we have a secret number for quicker access to the TfL bookings system.
Last 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 2017.
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:
“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.”
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 14 passenger seats) for use on both local journeys and further afield including activities such as shopping, meetings, lunch clubs, 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 Barnet CT services, please contact us on: 0203-859-1790
or email us: email@example.com