Campaign to Challenge the DfT’s Proposed Changes to s19 and s22 Legislation

Important Message to all UK operators of s19 and s22 minibuses

 

We are a collective of UK Community Transport operators who are greatly concerned
by the implications of DfT’s letter to the sector on 31st July. We feel that the
implications of the letter – if enforced – would have a catastrophic impact on the CT
sector and its ability to provide essential transport to the individuals and communities
that we serve.

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CT Sussex Press Release – 21st August 2017

 

Following our original press release on 15th August, Community Transport Sussex, incorporating Bluebird Community Transport (including The Henfield Community Bus and Hurst & Hassocks Community Bus), Horsham District Community Transport and Crawley Community Transport, are pleased to announce that it will be resuming all its Dial-a Ride and selected other services by the 29th August. The temporary suspension of services was due to a re-interpretation of the  national guidance under which community transport operators run, issued by the Department of Transport, as laid out in their letter issued on 31st July.

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CT Sussex Summer Ball

We would like to say thank you to everyone who came along and supported us at our summer ball on 6th July at Effingham Park Hotel! It was a great turn out and an amazing night.

Thank you to Kerrie at Enticing Events for all of your help organising it and sponsoring part of our casino! As well as RDH Commercials for sponsoring part of the casino and Abcom IT Solutions for sponsoring the auction.

The casino from Fun Casino Hire, auction from Fundraising Auctions, raffle and food all went down well and we are really looking forward to planning our big event for next year! Everyone had a great night! For more pictures visit our Facebook page. Our photo booth from F/S event photography went down a treat, and our photographs from our photographer Sjinsane photography turned out amazing!

Initial figures show that we have made about £4,500 on the night, with some items still to come in. So THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who helped us and supported us we really could not have done it without you.

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Party in the Park

On Saturday 10th June 2017 CT Sussex was the charity sponsor for Party in the park in Burgess Hill. We had a fantastic day and raised over £450 for our charity! We had guess the name of the Gnome and guess how many sweets were in the jar. We also had some lovely cakes handmade by Megan, our transport assistant at Bluebird depot.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of the organisers at Party in the Park 2017 and also to all of the staff members and family/friends that came along to support and help us on the day. We couldn’t have raised so much without you!

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Runway and Burgess Hill Radio Station’s

To raise awareness of our Summer Ball which is coming up in July, Sam our apprentice and Matt our CEO, have been guests at some local radio stations.

On the 2nd February they visited Runway radio which is the local station for Crawley. They met with two presenters Lee and Mandi who were extremely welcoming and very enthused about not only the ball, but CT Sussex as a whole. They even took a few pictures with Sam and Matt to remember the occasion! Sam and Matt had a great time and we are all so thankful for the opportunity.

On 17th March they went to see Burgess Hill Radio, where they met with Samantha and Terry to talk about CT Sussex and the ball. Again they were really friendly and interested in everything they were being told. It was a great experience and really helpful to be able to reach the local community in this way.

THANK YOU TO RUNWAY RADIO AND BURGESS HILL RADIO!!

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Henry Smith Visit

Our apprentice and business development support, Sam, met with Henry Smith at his Crawley office.

He kindly donated a bottle of House of Commons Scotch signed by the Prime Minister, Teresa May, for our auction at the summer ball we are holding at Effingham Park Hotel on 6th July. (Include link to event page).

A massive thank you to Henry and his team for helping us with this and offering support, it has been appreciated greatly.

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Plumpton Race Day

CT Sussex Race Day at Plumpton Race course.

It was a great day had by all and we are grateful to everyone who attended. The day was able to provide some much needed awareness for our charity and also our upcoming summer ball (link to event page).

There were some winners on the day so they went home happy, whether that be money from placing a well thought out bet (or luck of the draw for some of them!) or because they won our raffle and got a bottle of bubbly, chocolates, signed Chris Adams book or a 4 ball thanks to Mid Sussex Golf Club.
We would like to say a massive thank you to Abcom IT Solutions, Richard Place Dobson, Incorpore Ltd, Chariot House Ltd and Enticing Events Ltd for their support on the day.

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