Open day for Uttlesford Community Travel

Cllr Hume (second from right) is pictured with UCT chairman Ian Shaw, trustee Mrs P Churchill and ge

Cllr Hume (second from right) is pictured with UCT chairman Ian Shaw, trustee Mrs P Churchill and general manager Malcolm Barrell. - Credit: Archant

The work of a community transport charity will be laid bare on Wednesday (June 17) during an open day.

Uttlesford Community Travel (UCT), which transports elderly and isolated residents around the district, is opening its doors to encourage people to become volunteer trustees, minibus drivers, hospital car drivers and office staff.

The charity has more than 630 individual members and 80 group members and supports residents over 60, disabled, rurally isolated or unable to use public transport.

It can be used to go shopping, go to personal and medical appointments.

In 2014-15, UCT’s seven minibuses travelled more than 90,000 miles and carried almost 26,000 passengers.


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UCT has also been visited by Councillor Norman Humes, chairman of Essex County Council, having previously present the charity a cheque for £13,524 from the Essex Community Foundation.

The open day, at its headquarters at the Flitch Industrial Estate, Chelmsford Road, Great Dunmow, takes place between 10am and 2pm.

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