We’d like to congratulate Community Transport for the Lewes Area (CTLA) on becoming our 2nd organisation to receive our £100 contribution, with their incredible story about volunteer driver Laurence Wickens, who noticed something was wrong when a regular user of the charity buses wasn’t waiting in her usual spot.
Community Transport for the Lewes Area has over 20 years’ experience serving their community and have recently been recognised for their outstanding service by being named winners of the Seahaven Business Awards 2017 – Presidents Award for Best Business in the Community, which in itself is an amazing achievement and goes to show that providing a caring and consistent service to your local community really does make your service shine brighter than the rest.
CTLA have many great schemes running at the same time as their Dial-a-Ride service, such as ‘Travel Club’ which brings interesting and entertaining opportunities to their members including trips to gardening centres, coffee shops, cultural centres and even to the cinema! They have formed alliances with surrounding towns and villages to make the service accessible for as many residents as possible, so everybody in the community can have the same opportunity of doing the activities they love, which is what community transport is all about.
Not only do they provide transport for elderly residents, but run ‘Community Group Hire’, which allows charities, social enterprises, schools and support groups to use their vehicles to help overcome transport barriers which are too expensive for each group to maintain by themselves. CTLA currently have over 300 not-for-profit organisations currently registered who all can benefit from the accessible transport solutions.
We are more than happy to announce CTLA as our 2nd CT Superhero due to their commitment to the community and all of their hard work which goes in to providing these accessible services for residents who wouldn’t have any other means of transport if it weren’t for groups like themselves.
Keep up the great work CTLA!
Read the full story on our selfies section of the website