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We have just re-written Our Story which is all about Your Journey with us but you can help write the next chapter ...

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Our Story is the tale of how CTLA has and continues to help many people in the local community beat loneliness and isolation, through our life changing travel services . It is a fascinating read and we would love you to have a look. However we would love you to help us write the next…

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Now you can donate your Nectar points ...

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CTLA has signed up to Nectar Donate, a new initiative launched this month from the team at Nectar and Crowdfunder. This means you can now donate any or all of your Nectar points to us and help keep the wheels of our life-changing charity turning. All you need to do is to link your Nectar…

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AGM and Accounts

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CTLA held its Annual General Meeting via Zoom recently and despite the difficult trading environment caused by the ongoing Pandemic virus, the charity continues to adapt and modify services to support the more vulnerable members in our community with an expanded range of transport services. The annual accounts for the financial year ending 31st March…

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Career Opportunities - Join our Team! ...

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Our award-winning local charity helps change the lives of older and vulnerable members of our local community every day of the week by helping them get out and about and lead a socially active and integrated lifestyle. When transport can be a real barrier, our services help to prevent them becoming lonely and isolated. It…

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Permanent & Casual Job Vacancies at CTLA ...

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We are Hiring! Looking for a rewarding job? We may have just what you are looking for and you could be just the right person to join us and be a part of our success story here at CTLA. We are currently looking for Minibus Drivers and Passenger Assistants. Minibus Drivers – 5 days per…

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Day Aggregates helps keep the Wheels Turning

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CTLA received a huge helping hand recently when a donation of £1,000 was received from local Sussex based company Day Aggregates. CTLA General Manager Kerrie Smart-Jones said “we are extremely grateful to Day Aggregates for their generosity. It is donations like this that assist us in providing frontline services to older and more vulnerable members…

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New Year - New Career Opportunity - This could be for You

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CTLA is looking for one person to join its Operations Team. If you are a people person with good organisational skills and a love of helping our many clients to lead a more fulfilling life then this could be just the opportunity for you. Apply via e-mail or in writing to our Human Resources Manager.…

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Our Santa Bus is back for 2021 !

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Our popular Santa Bus is back and the dates, times and routes have just been announced. For full details click on your area … Santa is coming to Newhaven Town Santa is coming to Newhaven North & Valley Road Area Santa is coming to East Peacehaven Santa is coming to Telscombe & West Peacehaven Santa…

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Christmas Bus Service Arrangements at CTLA

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If you are travelling with us on one of our scheduled local bus services over the Christmas and New Year period please note the special arrangements that will apply. Click for more information.  Christmas New Year Bus Services 2021      

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CTLA launches new bus

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“CTLA are thrilled to share with you all, that today we officially launched our new NEPTS (Non Emergency Patient Transport Service) vehicle. We were delighted that Local Mayors, Councillors and guests were able to attend and share this wonderful occasion with us at our Newhaven depot. It is with the awarded funds via the Community…

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It's not too late to find out how we can help!

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Transport problems preventing you from getting about? We may be able to help. CTLA’s Gina and Kerrie were on our stand as just one of the many organisations in attendance at “Older Peoples Day” at Trinity Church, Abinger Close, Lewes on the afternoon of Friday 8th October. They enjoyed meeting those of you who were…

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Spring Days Out with the Travel Club in May ...

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Check out our great days out for Travel Club members during May 2022. Click on our Newsletter link below to find out where we are going and how to book so you can come too! May 2022  

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We have a vacancy for a Yard Supervisor ...

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Our charity makes a difference every day to many people’s lives by providing affordable and accessible travel to those who don’t have their own transport and can’t access other public transport services. You could be a part of our team which makes that happen every day. We are looking for a yard supervisor to support…

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Lewes Travel Club Re-Launched

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Today CTLA celebrated the return of the Lewes Travel Club with a fantastic luncheon! It was lovely to meet some of our Lewes-based members keen to see what wonderful days out we have to offer whilst enjoying  a chance to catch up with others over a fabulous lunch at the Hillcrest Centre in Newhaven. The…

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Award Winning Logo for New Service designed by local Primary and Nursery School Student ...

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“CTLA were thrilled to present Winner Evan Heseltine with his prize for coming first in a competition to design a new logo for the NEPT – Non-Emergency Patient Transport service which helps local people who have difficulty with transport to get to their medical appointments at the local GP, clinic or hospital out-patients department. Evan…

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Driver and PA Recruitment Jul 21

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We are Hiring! Looking for a rewarding job? We may have just what you are looking for and you could be just the right person to join us and be a part of our success story here at CTLA. We are currently looking for Minibus drivers and Passenger Assistants. Minibus Driver CTLA is looking to…

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September Travel Club Outings

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We have another great offering of days out for our Travel Club members in September. There really is something for everyone so to find out more including how to book see September 2021 Travel Club Newsletter

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Love helping people? Interested in transport?

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Volunteer Operations Administrative Assistant (8 Hours per week) In just a few hours a week you could be part of a great team that puts smiles on the faces of real people every day! We are looking for a volunteer Operations Administrative Assistant to help out in our Newhaven office. You would assist the Operations…

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8 hours a week and you can feel the joy of being a volunteer at CTLA

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We are looking for a Voluntary Operations Administrative Assistant (8 hours per week – times and days to suit applicant) You could be part of a great team that puts smiles on the faces of real people every day! We are looking for a volunteer Operations Administrative Assistant to join our friendly team at CTLA…

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We have been nominated ... Please vote for us

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Asda has nominated CTLA for the “Green Token” giving grant operated by their Superstore at Brighton Marina. The quarterly in-store promotion allows customers to select from three nominated local charities they would like to see given a funding boost. Shoppers are given tokens at the checkout and encouraged to place them in the relevant slots…

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Volunteer With Us and Make A Difference ...

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Are you looking to meet new people and be a part of something really rewarding? we are looking for volunteers (no minimum commitment). Be a part of the unique rewarding experience that only volunteering can bring, there are opportunities to undertake all kinds of roles with us to make a difference, from driving one of…

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Working Together to support the Community ...

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During the Covid-19 crisis, CTLA had the pleasure of assisting the Seahaven Storehouse with their frontline deliveries to those in need. The need for support from the local volunteer run foodbank has increased dramatically since the start of the pandemic and Storehouse volunteers needed help with transporting the large quantities of food from the store…

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You Can Make a Difference ...

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Make a Difference today! Are you a people person who loves helping out? Would you like to get out and about and meet new people whilst helping the local community? If so we have something that might interest you! Our award winning charity provides transport for those in the community who don’t have access to…

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@CTLAbuses ...

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Many of you have been following us on Facebook but may have wondered why we have been quiet on Twitter. Well CTLA now has a new Twitter address – @CTLAbuses which we will be using as part of the many ways in which we keep in touch with you all. Our old account CTLAEast Sussex…

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Current Service Updates

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Easter Service Arrangements 2022 Good Friday 15th April – No services except Lewes Town local bus service 132 WILL run on this day. Saturday 16th April – Normal Service Arrangements apply Sunday 17th April – Normal Service Arrangements apply Easter Monday 18th April – No services except Lewes Town local bus service 132 WILL run on this day. We…

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Our Story So Far

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Ever wanted to know more about our little white minibuses that are such a familiar sight on the streets of your town or village in the Lewes District of East Sussex and beyond? Maybe you, a family member or close friend are one of the five and a half thousand registered members who benefit from…

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Bus Service Status Updates

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Monday 13th April 2020 – Temporary Suspension of Services 246/248 and 249 Please note that local bus services 246/248 and 249 are suspended with immediate effect for the duration of the Covid-19 crisis. The services will be reinstated as soon as conditions improve.   Tuesday 7th April 2020 – Temporary Suspension of Sunday & bank…

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100 Club - April Winners 2022

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could support a local charity and be in with a chance of winning a cash prize each month too? Being a member of our CTLA 100 Club does just that and we have carried out the draw for April! The results were No. 37 (1st Place), No. 6 (2nd…

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CTLA 100 Club

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We are delighted to announce that the winning numbers of the August CTLA 100 club draw are: No. 18 (1st Place), No. 12 (2nd place) and No. 10 (3rd Place). Congratulations to our winners who will receive their cash prizes shortly. If you would like to support the great work carried out by CTLA and…

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In Loving Memory of Lorraine McDonald

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We would like to offer both our sympathies and grateful thanks to the family and friends of Lorraine McDonald, who sadly passed away recently, for donating £417 in lieu of flowers at her request. Lorraine loved spending time on Seaford beach and spent much of her career caring for people and offering alternative therapies. She…

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Vacancies at CTLA Community Transport

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Customer Service Advisor  Part Time (21 hours / 3 days a week) Based at the Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven. You should have a pleasant & helpful telephone manner, good communication skills & good attention to detail. You should be able to use your own initiative & work well in a small but busy office team. Minibus…

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Celebration Of Women Working To Reduce Isolation & Loneliness

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The Duchess of Cornwall is the Patron of the bi-annual East Sussex Women of the Year lunch and was in attendance at this year’s event at the Amex Stadium – home to Brighton and Hove Albion.  The theme was to raise awareness of loneliness and isolation in East Sussex. CTLA Community Transport is dedicated to…

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Guided Walks By Bus

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South Downs National Park – Guided Walks By Bus Join us for a taster walk along the South Downs Way. Enjoy a gentle morning walk with friends in the countryside with a refreshment stop afterwards.  Selected routes are gently undulating and easily accessible for most people with bus pick-up points in Peacehaven, Newhaven and Seaford.…

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CTLA Hosts Easter Lunch

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CTLA Community Transport was delighted to host an inter-generational Easter lunch at the Hillcrest Community Centre, Newhaven, last week. The 3rd Peacehaven Brownies painted Easter vases and decorated eggs for the table displays and, along with the adult volunteers, helped to serve refreshments and play bingo with the 37 older lunch attendees. The Brownies are…

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Buses Back Buses!

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We would like to thank the Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company for supporting CTLA Community Transport with a grant from their Community Support Fund. They said “We found your work inspiring and extremely valuable for the people you help. At Brighton and Hove, we see it as our responsibility to support local communities…

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It's Behind You! 2019 Panto Raises Funds

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We would like to sincerely thank the recently reformed South Heighton Strolling Players and their Director, Michaela Twaits and Producer Ricky Clarke, for donating part of the proceeds of their 2019 pantomime ‘Snow White and the Seventies Dwarves’ to help CTLA reduce isolation and loneliness in our community. The show was well received by the…

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Nomination From Local Healthcare Provider Wins Support For Vital Charity

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After a nomination from the Rowe Avenue Surgery, Peacehaven, the Assura Healthy Communities Scheme have picked CTLA Community Transport to receive a £2000 donation. Assura Real Estate Investment Trust supports local charities and community groups in their work to improve health through an annual funding programme. Practice Manager, Leigh Burgess, nominated the accessible transport charity…

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Brilliant Bacon Sandwiches Raise £90

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At CTLA’s first community café kitchen event of the year, volunteers Marilyn Nolan (B.E.M) and Iris Donaldson raised over £90 for our vital frontline charity by preparing breakfast, home-made cakes and beverages for the visitors to the Meridian Centre Market. You can find Marilyn and Iris manning the kitchen on the following dates for 2019…

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Sensory Toy Donation

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CTLA Community Transport were pleased to welcome the Vice-President of the Newhaven Peacehaven and Telscombe (NPT) Rotary Club, to the Hillcrest Centre. Christine Dyson-Cooper presented CTLA Customer Advisor Debbie Blakey with over £200 of specialist sensory toys to be used to entertain and support personal development on journeys transporting children with additional needs. The NPT…

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Christmas Light Collection Raises £500 For Charity

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The Counihan family of Northdown Road, Newhaven, raised £500 for CTLA Community Transport charity from the donations bucket outside their house during December. Caroline and Dave Counihan, along with sons Andrew and Adam, have created a winter wonderland in their front garden for several years for their 9 year old son, Alex, who is a…

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Great Feedback - We Keep Life Moving!

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At CTLA, we are delighted to receive feedback and letters – some with praise, some with suggestions and all confirming we are a vital front-line service and the last one remaining covering the Lewes District. Here are a few from the end of 2018: “Best wishes for the future running of this much appreciated service,…

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Make New Year Friends!

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Our acclaimed travel club trips for January 2019 are now available for booking – simply call 01273 517332 to register and choose the days out you would like! Make new friends – or catch up with old ones! Saturday 5th January – Holmbush – Fare £15 – Up to 3 hours to browse in Next,…

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CTLA AGM - All Welcome - Tuesday February 5th, 2019, 18:30

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CTLA Community Transport would like to welcome our volunteers, staff, beneficiaries and supporters to our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 5th February, 2019, from 18:30 at the Hillcrest Centre, Hillcrest Road, Newhaven, BN9 9EA. As well as rounding up news and events from 2018, we will be presenting the annual accounts and plans for 2019…

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Trial Shuttle Service to Lewes Victoria Hospital

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New from CTLA – Shuttle Service to and from* Victoria Hospital, Lewes Monday – Friday *Serving Newhaven, Peacehaven & Telscombe Home collections start from 1.30pm Returns from Lewes Victoria 4.00pm Trial Service commencing from 26th November 2018 for 12 weeks Booking is essential For registrations, bookings or for more information telephone 01273 517332 or contact…

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Why We Decided To 'Stay On Board'

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A lovely testimonial from CTLA supporters Marilyn and Patrick as to why they decided to ‘stay on board’ with a legacy for CTLA Community Transport. “My husband and I recently updated our wills, as our original ones were made over 30 years ago which gave custody of our children (who are currently 46 and 42…

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Christmas Light Display in aid of CTLA

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We would like to thank Caroline Counihan and her family for thinking of CTLA this Christmas. Here is a message from her about their display: “We can’t help everyone but everyone can help someone.” Hello everyone! Now that Halloween and Guy Fawkes is over, it won’t be long until Christmas arrives! I live in Newhaven…

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CTLA is now a registered Facebook Charity!

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CTLA Community Transport is now a registered charity with Facebook, the leading social media platform. On birthday postings, charity events or even a regular daily update, Facebook users can choose to support from a list of registered, verified charities. The CTLA Auction and Fundraising page can be found here : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1961836017239097

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Bond Themed Fun Casino Night Success!

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The Mayors 007 Themed Fun Casino Night in aid of CTLA Friday 2nd November 2018 Around £600 was raised on the night to reduce isolation and loneliness with accessible gateway transport services. A HUGE thanks from all at CTLA to Newhaven Town Council, Mayor Paul Boswell, the event volunteers and the Newhaven Indoor Bowls Club. CTLA…

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Timeless Love

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CTLA were happy to help an older gentleman who was unable to see his wife, who resides in a care home, in Lewes. He was distressed at not being able to visit her as his poor mobility prevents him from using public transport – which is not near his home or her facility. Thanks to…

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Subscribe To Our Mailing List!

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Subscribe to our mailing list and receive email updates from CTLA Community Transport Please enter your email address

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Above & Beyond The Call of Duty

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The NHS Transport for the Havens service, funded by the High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has now ended.  The service improved access to health-care for anyone who may otherwise have struggled to reach local health services. This is only one service that CTLA provides and the other services, although now under more…

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Magic 300 For September!

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Our acclaimed Travel Club carried 300 members on 21 trips in September – a 20% increase on our numbers from 2017! We have also listened to beneficiary feedback and now offer more weekend trips on an ongoing basis. To register FREE for the Travel Club service please click HERE To support the vital frontline fight…

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Bluebell Railway Trip Enjoyed By All!

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The acclaimed CTLA Travel Club offers trips of all kinds to help alleviate isolation and loneliness and promote friendships and fun! Two of our accessible mini-buses visited the lovely Bluebell Railway this month and all of our guests had a great time! We received comments including; “It’s great that we have such wonderful places to…

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Welcome Back To The New School Year!

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CTLA Community Transport provides a crucial, comfortable and caring service enabling young people with additional needs to access education and social activities. The positive relationship that develops between families/carers and our drivers and passenger assistants greatly reduces any concerns in handing over daily transport needs. All of our school’s services have now resumed and we’d…

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Fare Changes from September 2018

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Fare Changes Effective From Monday 24th September 2018 CTLA Community Transport has worked hard to absorb the rising cost of operations including fuel and resource costs, for over four years, without passing the increase on. With grant funding being withdrawn and funding opportunities being oversubscribed, we have to make a slight increase in our low…

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Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Visit

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The DVSA (formally VOSA) visited the charity in July 2018 to carry out an operator assessment reviewing the operational standards, record keeping, timekeeping and general safety standards evidenced within the organisation. All systems were found to be operating to a good standard and the operators report states: “Systems are good and akin to systems expected…

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Coffee Morning Raises £175

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July’s Coffee Morning held at the Hillcrest Community Centre was a great success and raised £175 for CTLA Community Transport. We were visited by the Deputy Lieutenant of East Sussex, Juliet Smith, who was shown around the offices by General Manager, Paul Homewood, and was impressed by the range of services we provide to help…

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CTLA Named As Award Finalists

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CTLA Community Transport are delighted to have been named as finalists in the ‘Environmental’ category of the Seahaven Business Awards 2018. The Awards evening is on the 11th May 2018 and we wish all our fellow finalists good luck!

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Have Your Say On Day Services Review

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East Sussex County Council are inviting people to ‘have their say’ on current proposals to make savings on Day Services currently being offered at local venues, including Warwick House, Charter, Isabel Blackman and Phoenix. They know that people will have concerns about many of the proposals and it is likely that services that people value would…

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Eastbourne District Community Awards 2018

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We are delighted to have been nominated for the Eastbourne and District Community Awards 2018 and look forward to the results in May.

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Sad Passing Of Community Stalwart

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With great sadness, we have learned of the passing of one of our Trustees, Helen Livings, on Saturday 3rd March, 2018. Helen joined CTLA as a Trustee in 2011 but had been a supporter of Community Transport since we began, over twenty years ago. She was also Chair and Trustee at Kempton House, Peacehaven, for…

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Student Volunteering Week 2018

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It’s Student Volunteering Week 2018 #SVW2018 and we are delighted to have two amazing young people – Joe and Cameron – with CTLA Community Transport this week and ongoing. Getting Ahead With Work Experience Although the world of employment may still seem an age away, volunteering is the perfect way for students to develop valuable…

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Charity Fashion Show - Friday 23rd February 2018 - Seaford

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Friday 23rd February 2018 – 7pm M&Co Seaford In Aid of CTLA Tickets available in-store

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It 'Asda Be ASDA!

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The Asda Foundation (Green Token Giving) have supported CTLA Community Transport with a £500 donation towards our vital front-line services. Each year over £1.2 million from the Foundation is allocated to over 5,000 charities and good causes throughout the UK after being nominated and voted for by store customers. We would like to thank the…

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CTLA AGM Thursday 22nd February 2018 6.30pm

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Community Transport for the Lewes Area AGM Thursday 22nd February 2018 6.30pm Hillcrest Centre, Hillcrest Road, Newhaven, BN9 9EA

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CTLA Board of Trustees

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Phil Clarke – Chair   Helen Macaulay – Treasurer   Rob Dray   Steve Saunders   Chris Allen   Ron McAra   Paul Homewood

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Seahaven FM Community People

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Our Community Manager, Paula, was delighted to be asked to be a guest on ‘Community People’, the talk show hosted by Bob Peedle on Seahaven FM. She talked about how CTLA Community Transport helps to reduce isolation and loneliness – and even threw in a few funny stories about a parrot riding on a bus…

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Choose us as your Co-op Local Cause!

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CTLA Community Transport are delighted to have been chosen as one of the beneficiaries of the Co-op Local Fund where members can nominate which charity they would like their membership community rewards to go to. No matter which store you shop in, you can search for CTLA and nominate us to receive your share of…

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Christmas Opening Hours

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25th December – Closed 26th – Closed 27th – 9-12pm 28th – 9-12pm 29- 9- 12pm 1st January – Closed 2nd January – normal office hours. On behalf of all at CTLA, we would like to wish our service users, volunteers and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. In 2017, we…

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Christmas and New Year Arrangements 2017

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Christmas and New Year Arrangements (click image)

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Twinkle Toes Raise Funds For Tyres!

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A charity tea-dance, held on the 22nd October, raised £500 which was split between the Hillcrest Community Centre, Newhaven (where the dance took place) and CTLA Community Transport, which reduces isolation and loneliness by providing accessible journeys. 70 dancers enjoyed tuition from acclaimed dance teacher, Margaret Cantell of Studio Tempo and refreshments were provided by…

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Soup and a Spud - Friday 6th October 6.30pm

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Enjoy soup and a spud for one night only on Friday 6th October. Doors open from 6.30pm at the Gateway Cafe, Peacehaven’s Big Park, Piddinghoe Avenue. Thank you to our friends at Pappachino’s Gateway Cafe for the wonderful venue. Fundraising for CTLA Community Transport – the District’s last remaining accessible transport operator. Tickets £8 including supper…

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September Travel Club Trips

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To see our latest newsletter, please click HERE For more information, please email info@ctla.org.uk or call the office – 01273 517332 To register for our Travel Club, please click HERE  

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Local Authority Supporters

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July Travel Club Trips

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Lewes Club Trips Havens (Coastal) Towns Club Trips  

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Peacehaven Food and Drink Festival - Saturday 15th July 2017

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CTLA are delighted to be providing a shuttle service to support the Peacehaven Food and Drink Festival being held at the Centenary Sports Park on Saturday 15th July from 10.45am to 3.45pm. Timetable shown below. For more details on the event, and other things happening in Peacehaven, please see the Peacehaven Town Council E-News at:…

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Afternoon Tea hits the right note

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CTLA would like to thank everyone that supported our Afternoon Tea – Fundraising Event, on Saturday 24th June. We are delighted to announce that from ticket sales, raffle, tombola & personal donations we raised a fantastic £1097.00 Guests were treated to entertainment from top local artists including Simon Studd (swing singer), Gemma Clare, Lamiah Davey, Gary Robertson…

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Recognition for CTLA Volunteers and Staff

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We are delighted to announce that Iris Donaldson (Volunteer), Robert Evans (Driver), Derek Barnett (Business Development Manager) and Helen Livings (Chair of Trustees) from CTLA Community Transport were recognised at the Lewes District Awards for their input at CTLA and other organisations in the community. Congratulations! For the District Council News – click here

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June Travel Club Trips

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Lewes Travel Club Trips June-July-August 2017 Havens Coastal Towns Trips June 2017

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CTLA Appeals For Community Support

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CTLA Community Transport are appealing for supporters to back their bid to become the Sainsbury’s Newhaven Harbour store’s chosen charity of the year. Online votes can be made at www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk selecting NEWHAVEN in the search box and clicking to vote. In store customers can vote by dropping a green token in the collection tower. Voting finishes on the…

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In Loving Memory of Violet White

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In Loving Memory of Violet White For Violet, 2013 became very difficult when her husband of 74 years had to move from their home in Seaford into a care home for dementia patients in Eastbourne. Relying on family members to bring them back together at visiting hours, Violet dreaded losing her independence and CTLA Community…

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CTLA Named 'Best Business In The Community'

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We are delighted to announce that CTLA Community Transport have been named as WINNERS in the Seahaven Business Awards 2017 – Presidents Award for Best Business in the Community. This award is for businesses that are non-profits, social enterprises, or for-profit organisations that are having a positive impact and truly making a difference in their…

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CTLA Welcome Enquiries

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“Charities are free to approach candidates in an election, setting out the charity’s concerns and asking for the candidates’ opinions on them, with a view to promoting debate” In accordance with guidance from the Charities Commission for Charities in relation to elections and referendums, CTLA Community Transport welcome enquiries from candidates of all political parties…

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Co-op Members Cashback Supports Community Transport

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Team members Kayleigh and Craig from the Fort Road, Newhaven, Co-op Store were delighted to hand a cheque for £1000 to CTLA Marketing Manager, Dawn Norman, on Wednesday 19th April 2017 after store members selected the Community Transport charity to receive a share of 1% cashback from their membership scheme. (l-r) Dawn, Kayleigh, Craig

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CTLA Named As Finalists

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We are delighted to announce that CTLA Community Transport have been named as finalists in the Seahaven Business Awards 2017 – Presidents Award for Best Business in the Community. This award is for businesses that are non-profits, social enterprises, or for-profit organisations that are having a positive impact and truly making a difference in their…

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Afternoon Tea with Songs from Yesteryear

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Afternoon tea with entertainment from top local artists. Saturday 24th June, 2017. 3.00pm to 5.30pm. Meridian Centre, Peacehaven. Swing Singer Simon Studd Award Winning Songbird Gemma Clare Musical Theatre Star Lamiah Davey All proceeds to support CTLA Community Transport Wheels To The World Tickets £8, including afternoon tea. Call 01273 517332 to book tickets Transport…

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Nationwide Support CTLA

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The Nationwide Building Society Peacehaven branch, this year, are supporting CTLA Community Transport for their 2017 activity. Employees at Nationwide are able to take up to two days volunteering per year and Branch Manager Samantha White and her team decided that they would let their members vote for who they wanted to see the Peacehaven…

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Lewes Rotary Club support Accessible Transport for Rooks supporters

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Lewes Rotary Club have paid for accessible transport for mobility-impaired and differently-abled Lewes Football Club supporters to enjoy an away match against Godalming Town on Saturday 11th March. CTLA Community Transport charity are providing subsidised travel to ensure the Rooks fans can enjoy cheering on their team in the exciting new surroundings of an away…

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March 2017 Travel Club Trips

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Coastal Stretch Newsletter – May 2017 Lewes Town and Villages Newsletter – March, April, May 2017

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February Travel Club Trips

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February Travel Club Trips (please click the links) The Havens Coastal Stretch (Telscombe – Seaford) Lewes Area  

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No Fares Increase For CTLA Passengers

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The Trustees of CTLA Community Transport have frozen the current Dial A Ride fare structure, including all current special offers, for the foreseeable future. The board recognised that any increase in fares could have a negative impact on vulnerable service users, threatening their use of the front-line service that gives them ‘wheels to the world’.…

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Winter Draw 2016 Results

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Many thanks to everyone who took part in our 2016 Winter Draw – the tickets were drawn by Santa himself at the Jolly Boatman. The lucky winners were; Christmas Hamper – L Waller £50 Cash – Mr and Mrs Richardson Champagne – Mr Wickham Prosecco and Pantone – A Rolmanis Whiskey – A Cooper Wine…

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#GivingTuesday - Will You Get On Board?

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Today is #GivingTuesday – celebrating a global day of giving. To celebrate the day where people support the causes they love, Local Giving is matching 1000 donations of £5 – at no extra cost to the donor, today. With gift aid, this could mean a donation of just £5 turns into £11.25. If you feel…

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Vacancies At CTLA

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Part Time Minibus Driver – driving for schools, dial-a-ride services and various shopping trips/outings. To cover staff holidays/sickness and undertake a variety of driving jobs. You should have a pleasant and helpful manner and be flexible. A D1 category on your driving licence is required, training is provided and a DBS check will be undertaken.…

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Computer Server Upgrade

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We would like to thank all our service users for their patience for any administrative delay whilst our computer servers and systems are being upgraded. We hope to be up and running as normal as soon as possible.

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CTLA Celebrates Older Peoples Day!

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The UN International Day of Older Persons is celebrated on 1st October each year and an umbrella of support organisations across the UK hold events to celebrate the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society and economy over several weeks. People are living longer and organisations need to ensure that they adapt…

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New Chair Of Trustees

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The former Mayoress of Peacehaven, Helen Livings, has been appointed Chair of Trustees for CTLA Community Transport, which covers the whole of the Lewes District. Helen has been a trustee for CTLA for over five years and is a passionate supporter of the front line services that accessible Community Transport charities bring to the community.…

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Barwells QualitySolicitors Supports CTLA

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Barwells QualitySolicitors sponsored the community games at the CTLA Community Transport information stand at the Telscombe Community Fete this month to attract visitors and inform them of our available services. Lack of accessible transport options can cause loneliness and isolation, social exclusion and lack of dignified living resulting in both mental and physical ill health,…

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Mobile Hearing Resource Bus in Peacehaven on Thursday 27th October 2016

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A FREE SERVICE BROUGHT TO PEACEHAVEN East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre is a registered charity working in partnership with Adult Social Care to provide a no charge mobile information and advice service for Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people living in East Sussex. The vehicle, which is funded by the Big Lottery, is equipped…

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Seaford Town Council Support For CTLA

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CTLA were delighted and grateful for the continued support of Seaford Town Council when Paul Homewood, General Manager, was presented with a cheque for £5000 this week to sustain the Community Transport services for residents of Seaford.

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Para Games Transport Support

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CTLA Community Transport were delighted to support the participants of this weekends Para Games, hosted by Wave Leisure at their Seaford leisure centre. Congratulations to all the athletes.

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CTLA To The Rescue!

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Although we operate on a pre-booked basis, when emergencies arise, CTLA will always strive to go ‘the extra mile’. On Tuesday 19th July, we received a telephone call from a distressed 71 year old Newhaven resident who needed to get to the Lewes Victoria Hospital minor injuries unit as soon as possible. Our Customer Service…

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Receive Support From Waitrose

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CTLA would like to thank Waitrose Lewes (and all their customers) whose green token scheme has donated £330 to support our essential front line services.

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CTLA New Logo and Branding

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CTLA are delighted to reveal a sneak preview of their new logo which will be used in the re-branding element of their recently launched business development project.

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Peacehaven Fayre – Saturday 16th July 11am to 3pm

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From the Peacehaven Newsletter: Peacehaven is getting ready for the biggest event of its centenary year — the community summer fair. The event, with its associated Zero Degrees skate festival and car boot sale, will be at Centenary Park on Saturday, July 16, from 11am to 3pm. Local organisations and groups are organising lots of…

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Catch The Bus Week! 4-10 July 2016

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http://www.catchthebusweek.co.uk/ Why is Catch the Bus Week important? Catch the Bus Week is a unique and fun initiative to show people the benefits of taking the bus and a chance to profile bus services all over the country, which can hopefully lead to long term travel change. Britain has a valuable opportunity to harness the…

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Accessible Minibus Launched By Lord Lieutenant‏

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CTLA welcomed Mr Peter Field, Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, to officially launch the new accessible minibus that has been awarded to the Community Transport charity by the Department of Transport Minibus Fund. The new vehicle will help elderly residents, people with learning and physical additional needs and those who do not have access to…

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Success For CCG Scheme!

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The Havens and Weald Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have extended their partnership with CTLA Community Transport to enable patients to get to medical appointments at the Haven’s coastal GP practices and to the Lewes Victoria Hospital. Registered patients of practices in Newhaven, Peacehaven, Telscombe and East Saltdean all qualify for the scheme. The FREE transport…

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District News Summer Edition

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The Lewes District Council summer edition of their newsletter – District News – is currently being delivered to all residents with a feature about CTLA on page 12. If you have not had your copy, you can read it online at : https://issuu.com/lewesdistrictcouncil/docs/district_news_summer16

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CTLA named as LDBA Finalists 2016

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CTLA are delighted to have been named as finalists in the Lewes District Business Awards 2016 in the category of Customer Service. The winners will be announced at Lewes Town Hall on Thursday 14th July 2016. Community Manager, Paula Woolven, said “I’m delighted that the staff and volunteers of CTLA have been recognised by the…

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June Green Token Scheme – Waitrose Lewes

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CTLA are delighted to be one of the three chosen charities being supported by the June ‘Community Matters’ scheme in the Lewes branch of Waitrose supermarket. At the end of your shop in branch, you’ll receive a token to place in a box of the good cause you’d most like to support. The more tokens…

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Mayor Presents Cheque To CTLA

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CTLA were delighted to be presented with a cheque for £1033 – half of the proceeds of the Mayor of Seaford’s fundraising events for 2015/16 together with joint beneficiaries, Seaford Lifeguards, at the annual Town Meeting on Tuesday 24th May, 16. A further £100 was donated from the Seaford Events Committee. Pictured below – Community…

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Award Recognition for CTLA

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Innovation, success and commitment recognised at business awards. Pictured below (first left) Derek Barnett, General Manager, accepting recognition for CTLA’s commitment to outstanding customer service with the other finalists at the Seahaven Business Awards.

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CTLA joins the Age Action Alliance

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CTLA are delighted to have been confirmed as members of the Age Action Alliance. The Age Action Alliance is a network which brings together organisations and older people, in partnership. Drawn from civil society and the public and private sectors, it takes a positive approach to ageing and seeks practical ways to improve services and…

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CTLA Named As Awards Finalists

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CTLA are delighted to have been named as finalists in the Seahaven Business Awards 2016 for outstanding customer service. As a front line service, we are aware that the direct interaction that our clients have with our staff is what they will remember and mention to their friends and family, which is why creating a…

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Charity Champions!

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CTLA is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to raise community awareness of our services, recruit new members, help fundraise or recruit fundraising supporters, feedback on current services and have an input into the development of new services and ideas. The Charity Champions scheme involves service users and community contacts and is shaped by their needs to…

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Support for Seahaven Academy

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CTLA is delighted to be taking part in the workshops at Seahaven Academy today, designed to inform and inspire the next generation of school leavers. A career in the third sector (charitable) can be extremely rewarding and promotes community activism. We can, and do, make a difference – every day.

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Success In Sustainability Bid

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CTLA (Community Transport) charity have been awarded a grant today (Friday 11th March) from the Cabinet Office Local Sustainability Fund for organisations working in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. The funds will enable CTLA to implement organisational change and access professional advice, including establishing strong volunteering relationships with local businesses, and improve…

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Closure of Uckfield High Street northbound from 21 February 2016

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Closure of Uckfield High Street northbound from 21 February 2016 Changes to bus services Part of Uckfield High Street will be closed to northbound traffic during the period of the works, commencing noon on Sunday 21 February. From the Bus Station all northbound buses will run via Bell Lane and the by-pass. CTLA are pleased…

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Success For Community Transport ‘Working Together’ Initiative‏

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Over thirty representatives from councils, charities, action groups and service user groups met at the Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven on Friday January 29th to form a ‘Working Together’ initiative based around Community Transport (CT). The theme of the meeting was ‘Working Together To Find Transport Solutions For Our Local Communities’. The meeting was convened by Community…

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Random Acts of Kindness Week!

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https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/rakweek2016 It’s random acts of kindness week! How will you be paying it forward? Donations always welcome for our work at : www.localgiving.com/commtrans

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Support From Lewes MP, Maria Caulfield

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In July 2015, Westminster’s 650 Members of Parliament were awarded a 10% automatic payrise from the government’s independent watchdog. Lewes MP Maria Caulfield pledged to give her increase to local charities. She said: “I decided I didn’t want to accept the pay rise, especially with colleagues in the public sector, where I came from, only…

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Wishing You All A Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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CTLA would like to thank all our staff, volunteers, service users and community supporters as we close down for Christmas. We have received some wonderful Christmas messages and some donations to help continue our work in the community, helping to prevent isolation and loneliness. We are very grateful for all your kind wishes and hope…

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Seaford Choral Society Keeps Wheels Rolling!

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The retiring collection of £300 taken at the Seaford Choral Society concert on 28th November at St Leonards Church, Seaford, has been donated to Community Transport charity, CTLA. Accepting the cheque from Society Chairman, Rosemary Collict, CTLA General Manager, Derek Barnett said “On behalf of CTLA I would like to thank the Society for the…

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CTLA Support NPT Rotary Club Lunch!

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The Newhaven, Peacehaven and Telscombe Rotary Club are one of the biggest supporters of CTLA and we are delighted to return their kindness by providing transport for their events, wherever possible. The NPT Rotary Club held their Christmas Lunch Party for 80 local elderly residents who enjoyed an amazing buffet, tea and cake and entertainment…

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Alfriston Dickensian Event Saturday 21st November 2015

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CTLA are delighted to be supporting the Alfriston Village Dickensian Event on Saturday 21st November from 2pm to 9pm. We will, along with Cuckmere Community Buses, be helping with transport visitors on the Park and Ride Scheme. http://www.alfriston-village.co.uk/#!transport/c1ow8

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Seaford Xmas Magic Event – Saturday 5th December 2015

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CTLA are delighted to be supporting the Seaford Xmas Magic event, with transport, on Saturday 5th December 2015, as well as running a Travel Club trip. So leave the car at home, jump on our community bus and visit this great event! For more details about the day, visit : http://www.seafordxmasmagic.uk/

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Lewes District Council Backs Community Transport

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A unanimous vote at the full Lewes District Council (LDC) meeting on the 14th October has given the green light for community transport charity CTLA to co-ordinate a working party which will discuss common issues of providing community led transportation support in the District. By meeting transport needs that public transport leaves unmet, CTLA and…

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CTLA named as prestigious award finalist

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CTLA are delighted to have been named as one of three finalists in the ‘Charity of the Year’ Award 2015 – part of the Community Stars Awards hosted by The Argus. The ‘Community Stars Awards’ champion all those who deserve recognition for their selfless, brave or generous actions during the past year and provide an…

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‘Get On Board’ – Sponsored Walking Bus

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On Sunday 11th October, a Sponsored Walking Bus took place to raise funds for CTLA, the only Community Transport charity of its kind covering the Havens coastal strip and the rest of the Lewes District. The walkers included Lewes MP Maria Caulfield and the Mayors of the Havens Towns – Cllr Wayne Botting (Telscombe), Cllr…

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Autumn Prize Draw Winners!

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Thank you everyone for selling or purchasing tickets for our Autumn Draw! The lucky winners of the top prizes were : A Year Of Flowers : Mr and Mrs Ward, Seaford. £50 cash and £10 travel club voucher : Mrs Jill Honeywood, Lewes. Champagne : Mrs Whiteley, Newhaven. Congratulations!

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131 Summer Service Ends

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The 131 (Summer Only) Lewes service is ending on Saturday 12th September 2015.

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Project Advisor Position Available

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Advisor Wanted : Community Transport for the Lewes Area (CTLA) CTLA have been successful in stage one of the Local Sustainability Fund (administered by the National Lottery) and have been invited to apply for stage two. There is the opportunity for an Advisor to the project, which will be a paid role, if we are…

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Sometimes, all you need is time to sit by the sea.

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One of our members from Bishopstone, Seaford, once told us: “I live less than a mile away from the sea, but to me, it might as well be a million miles. CTLA helps me visit the seaside I love, spend time in the fresh air, and get safely home again.” I think this picture from…

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Haven’s MP’s ‘Get On Board’!

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The two Haven’s MP’s – Maria Caulfield and Simon Kirby – have pledged their support for the CTLA sponsored walking bus in October, an idea by Peacehaven teenager, Danny Woolven (14). Maria Caulfield recently pledged to donate her pay-rise to local charities and has offered to sponsor Danny in his walk around the Haven’s area…

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Hampden Arms raises £100 for CTLA with charity quiz night

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Thank you to the Hampden Arms PH in South Heighton for hosting a charity quiz night in aid of CTLA last night, raising £100 to go towards eliminating isolation and loneliness and giving people back their independence. The Bar Stewards were the victors by 1 point and generously donated their prize for the raffle. Thank…

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Mayors Back Teenagers Walking Bus Fundraiser!

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The Mayors of Newhaven, Peacehaven, Telscombe and Seaford have all pledged their support for a fundraising idea suggested by Danny Woolven, a 14 year old student from Peacehaven Community School. His mum, Paula Woolven, works for the only Community Transport charity in the Haven’s area (CTLA) and Danny came up with a plan to help…

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CTLA recognised by the Lewes District Business Awards 2015

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CTLA have been presented with certificates for becoming finalists in the Lewes District Business Awards 2015 in the categories of ‘Access All Areas’ and ‘Social Enterprise’.

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Charity Tea Dance – Cake! – September 18th 2.30pm

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TEA DANCE WITH CAKE September 18th 2.30pm to 4.30pm – Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven. Dance instruction by Studio Tempo – including dancing suitable for people with mobility barriers – refreshments and transport (if required) included. Tickets just £7 – all proceeds to CTLA Community Transport – to book email dawn@ctla.org.uk or call 01273 517332. All welcome.

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Seaford Town Council Backs CTLA Community Transport

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Seaford Town Council has announced its 2015 grant programme which includes support for CTLA’s community transport service in Seaford. As part of its community support commitment, £5000 was awarded to the Haven’s only community transport operator of its kind, to help the charity continue in its mission to meet the needs that conventional public transport…

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Variety Show Tickets Now On Sale!

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A fantastic line-up of variety acts at the Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane, Seaford in aid of the ‘Get On Board’ replacement bus campaign for the only Haven’s Community Transport Charity, CTLA. Supported by the Mayor of Seaford, Councillor Dave Argent. (Line-up subject to change without notice) ‘The Phantom’ award winning vocalist, Hayden Cheyne. The winner…

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CTLA Visits Seaford Rotary

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On Wednesday 15 July Derek Barnett, General Manager of Community Transport for the Lewes Area, visited Seaford Rotary Club as speaker. To read the Rotary article please go to : http://www.seafordrotary.org.uk/news.php

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CTLA Autumn Prize Draw

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Autumn Prize Draw – Tickets £1 each 1st Prize – A Year of flowers (1 bouquet per month) 2nd Prize – £50.00 3rd Prize – Bottle of Champagne & Other Prizes. To be drawn on Friday 18th September at our Charity Tea Dance To purchase tickets please see your CTLA bus driver or contact our…

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Peacehaven and Telscombe Fayre Success!

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CTLA were delighted to welcome dozens of visitors to their stand at the popular Peacehaven and Telscombe Fayre on Saturday 11th July, at Chatsworth Park, including the High Sheriff of East Sussex, Juliet Smith, who pledged her support for their 2015 campaign ‘Get On Board’. Joining her was the Mayor of Telscombe, Councillor Wayne Botting.…

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Macmillan Cancer Support Fundraising Event Shuttlebus

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Following the success of the free bus provided for the Seaford Mayor’s Garden Trail last weekend, CTLA have agreed to provide a free shuttlebus for Geoff Stonebanks open gardens, raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support charity. As Geoff anticipates good numbers of attendees coming to enjoy award winning ‘Driftwood’ gardens in Bishopstone, a shuttle bus…

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Towns and Downs Wanderer Relaunch!

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CTLA Community Transport Charity ‘Towns and Downs Wanderer’ bus service has been re-launched this month for Summer 2015 visiting Ditchling Beacon, Ditchling Village, Burgess Hill, Plumpton, Lewes Town and Firle Beacon. Some journeys connect with the Brighton and Hove bus service 79 at Ditchling Beacon providing the opportunity for a full day out on the…

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Successful Pilot Scheme Extended!

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We are delighted to announce that our successful pilot scheme to enable patients to attend GP surgeries in Newhaven, Peacehaven and Telscombe Cliffs as well as the Lewes Victoria Hospital has been extended for a further six months to January 2016. The scheme is in partnership with the Haven’s CCG. For more details see :…

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Seahaven Para Games – Downs Leisure Centre – Sunday 9th August

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Sunday 9th August 2015. Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford. 10-4pm. Free to all entrants and free transport can be arranged. Call ; 01323 493026 for more details or to book.

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Mayor’s Open Garden Trail Success!

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CTLA offers our sincere thanks to Geoff Stonebanks, Cllr Dave Argent and all the owners of the beautiful gardens on the Mayor’s charity trail 2015 for opening their doors this weekend to raise funds both for us, and for the Seaford Lifeguards service. The event was officially opened by BBC South East Today tv presenter…

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CTLA named as ‘Access All Areas’ finalist!

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CTLA have been named as finalists in the Lewes District Business Awards 2015 in the ‘Access All Areas’ category. The award ceremony will be held at Pelham House, Lewes on 9th July. Fingers crossed!

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Support CTLA Staff In Their Race For Life!

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CTLA admin staff Jo and Lucy are undertaking the Race For Life in aid of Cancer Research UK on the 5th July 2015. This 5k race is vital in funding Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work into preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer. You can sponsor the girls at : https://www.justgiving.com/jolucy/

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What IS Community Transport?

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Community transport is safe, accessible, cost-effective, flexible transport run by the community for the community. Community transport shows what can be done when people take responsibility for solving their own problems. It mobilises and engages local communities, as it is provided by charities and voluntary organisations (which are often very small and local), and harnesses…

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A Video Snapshot from Older People’s Day 2014

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http://www.magisto.com/video/M1ZAIVkFFCwoW0JhCzE CTLA was delighted to offer transport assistance to several Older People’s Day events last year in the Haven’s area and we also held our own free afternoon tea and entertainment event at the Meridian Centre for almost 100 older people. Guests included the High Sheriff, Deputy Lieutenant of East Sussex and the Mayor of…

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Pilot Scheme Success

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More than 400 people have signed up to a new partnership pilot scheme being trialled by community transport charity CTLA and the NHS High Weald Lewes Havens CCG in its first two months of operation. The scheme aims to improve access for anyone who may otherwise have struggled to reach local health services. It is…

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CTLA Revised Services

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CTLA is now operating revised services on a number of routes from 11th April 2015. The changes that have been made mean there is now potentially spare capacity on some dial-a-ride services. If you have previously not been able to make a booking, please do not hesitate to enquire if the service is now able…

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CANCELLED – Car Boot Sale Due To Bad Weather

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Sadly due to the weather forecast of 30mph+ wind and heavy rain, we have had to make the disappointing decision to cancel tomorrow’s Car Boot Sale at the Dell Field, Peacehaven. CTLA relies on fundraising events and supporters to continue to offer accessible transport to vulnerable and isolated members of our community as well as…

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PEACEHAVEN ROVER COMMUNITY BUS SERVICE

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The contract between East Sussex County Council [ESCC] and Community Transport for the Lewes Area [CTLA] for the Peacehaven Rover Dial a Ride Service [previously Peacehaven Taxi-Rider] will expire on 11th April 2015. Following a review of the supported bus network, East Sussex County Council did not re-tender for the service. This decision caused considerable…

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London to Brighton Bike Rider Needs Your Support!

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CTLA bus driver Neil Pomeroy is riding from London to Brighton in June 2015 and is seeking sponsors. You can donate online at www.localgiving.com/bikectla or send your donation to CTLA, Hillcrest Centre, Hillcrest Road, Newhaven, BN9 9EA. Thank you for your support.

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Information for Carers

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http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/Pages/breaks-for-carers-respite-care.aspx

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A Very Sad Statement Issued By ESDA Coach Services

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ESDA Coach Services Ltd We are really sorry to have to tell you this, but as of Friday, 19th December 2014, ESDA Coach Services (ESDACS Ltd) will no longer be in operation as their Board have taken steps to place the company into voluntary liquidation. The ESDA Board recognise all that the ESDACS Ltd Board…

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BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY? REMEMBER #GIVINGTUESDAY!‏

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Christmas shoppers are being urged to give something back on #GivingTuesday after the retail hype of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. A host of celebrities have thrown their support behind the ‘global day of giving’ which is snowballing in the UK with more than 600 charities, businesses and organisations signed up including East Sussex Community…

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Crowds turn out in support of bus cuts protest

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Argus news article and video on Lewes ‘Stop The Cut’s protest http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/11589738.VIDEO__Crowds_turn_out_in_support_of_bus_cuts_protest/

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Roys Liquor Store Supports CTLA

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A huge thank you to the staff and customers at Roys, South Coast Road, Peacehaven for raising £100 for CTLA after our vehicles were targeted by thieves. Your support is really appreciated. Pictured : Paula Woolven (CTLA), Denise Help, Store Manager Viki Funnell and Colin Wright of Roys.

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Nearly 1300 Online Responses to ESCC Consultation

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East Sussex County Council received 1289 online response returns to their consultation on proposed cuts to the supported bus network services. CTLA will keep you updated on developments leading up to the decision by East Sussex county councillors in December – we’ll have more news to share over the coming weeks.

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Marilyn Nolan, SCDA Nursery Worker, Supports CTLA Following Callous Theft

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Many thanks to Marilyn Nolan for holding a small cake sale for us today at the SCDA Denton Island Nursery which will help soften the blow of the financial loss we suffered following the callous theft from two of our vehicles last week. Thank you to the staff and parents who purchased a cake too!…

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Northstar Technology Ltd Become Community Stars

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The Director of Northstar Technology Ltd, Christian Fleming, has donated £100 to CTLA stating : “while meeting at Peacehaven Chamber of Commerce this week, we heard the awful news about the break in that CTLA suffered and the loss they incurred. We hope our donation will help close the unexpected funding hole in the CTLA…

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Knit and Natter Support CTLA

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The lovely ladies from the Monday ‘Knit and Natter’ group held at the Hillcrest Centre on Monday afternoons from 2-4pm saw the publicity surrounding our recent break in and their members made a collection which was given to us towards the vehicle repairs today. We would like to thank them for their wonderful community spirit.…

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Heartless Thieves Target CTLA

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Heartless thieves targeted CTLA overnight (Monday 8th September) and stole a catalytic converter and exhaust system, putting two essential vehicles out of action. CTLA (Community Transport for the Lewes Area) is based at the Hillcrest Centre, Hillcrest Road, Newhaven and undertakes over seven thousand passenger journeys a month for vulnerable and isolated community members, many…

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Speedy September Fundraisers

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CTLA are hosting ‘Speedy September’ to raise funds to continue to meet our charity goals and are seeking ‘Charity Champions’ to host events for a great cause. We are asking our community friends to hold an event, of any size, during September in aid of CTLA – or even as a split fundraiser for those…

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Funds and Awareness Raised At Paradise Park

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Thank you to Charity Champions, Paradise Park, in Newhaven for allowing CTLA Superhero Volunteers to raise awareness and funds today. Tony, Debbie, Yulyia, Tanya, Gabriel & Jacob, Rebecca, Monique and Josh washed cars and handed out information about CTLA raising £75 in the process!

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Raising Awareness of CTLA at the Lifeboat Fete

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At the Lifeboat Fete, Newhaven, 5th July 2014. l-r Paula (Community & Fundraising Manager), Cllr Terry Goodman (Deputy Mayor of Seaford), Derek (General Manager) & Rebecca (Volunteer). Lots of leaflets handed out and awareness raised of CTLA services. Thanks also to Dawn, Tracey, Rob and Laurie for amazing support

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1Space – New East Sussex County Council help page

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East Sussex County Council developed www.eastsussex1space.co.uk to make it easier for people find care, support and wellbeing services in the County. The Directory has been designed to bring together groups and organisations offering services for people of all ages and a diversity of needs, into one place online. East Sussex 1Space has been designed with…

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9th July 2014 – Fun Taster Session Of Keep Fit

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The Meridian Mature Citizens Forum is presenting a Fun Taster Session of gentle exercises and demonstrations designed to help the ‘life experienced’ of us stay fit and healthy. The free session is on Wednesday the 9th of July at the Hillcrest Centre in Newhaven, starting at 10.00am and running through until noon. For further information…

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Britain’s Got Talent Semi-Finalist Visits CTLA!

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CTLA were delighted to have Britain’s Got Talent 2014 Semi-Finalist Sam Jones and his friends, Baby Leo and Bert, call in to the bus yard to look around and support the work of community transport. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFTgpzf0_N0

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Welcome Feedback

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We welcome feedback from our members – either with ways to improve and progress our services – or with news on how our services have helped to make a difference in their lives. We were delighted to get a card with this feedback from a Ringmer member this week. Thank you for your kind comments!…

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Towns & Downs Wanderer Bus Launch

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The new Towns & Downs Wanderer bus with local supporters of the service. (l-r) Councillor Diane Hall (Deputy Mayor of Newhaven), Councillor Susan Murray (Lewes District Council), Councillor Ruth O’Keefe (Vice-Chair, Lewes District Council), Councillor Dr Micheal Turner (Mayor of Lewes), Mayoress, Anne Turner and Councillor Robert Robertson (Mayor of Peacehaven).

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Congratulations To CT Colleagues Cuckmere Buses!

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We are delighted to share the news that our Community Transport colleagues, Cuckmere Community Bus Ltd, have been awarded the Quality Mark from the Community Transport Association, making them the ninth community bus organisation to receive the award in the UK. One of the other recipients of this award are also based in Sussex, North…

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CTLA Volunteer Winner!

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CTLA are delighted to announce that one of our drivers, Bob Evans, has been awarded Newhaven Community Volunteer of the Year 2014 for his work with the Scouts, CTLA and Rotary Club.

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New CTLA Charity Champion Partnership – Starr Trust

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CTLA Community Manager, Paula Woolven, and Business Development Manager, Dawn Norman, met with representatives of the Starr Trust. The Starr Trust champions young people and helps them achieve their goals. They are an independent, family run charity, based in Hove in the UK which supports young people aged 10 –18 to fulfil their potential in…

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Volunteers Week Pledge

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The 30th Anniversary of National Volunteers Week is 1-7 June 2014 and Community Transport for the Lewes Area (CTLA) volunteers have pledged to support a disabled member with their house move during the celebrations. Last year, CTLA volunteers donated over 1200 hours to the charity and other community causes in the Havens and Lewes District.…

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New Charity Champions In Lewes!

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CTLA has gained a new Charity Champion in Lewes. Waitrose in Eastgate Street, is inviting customers to place a free green token in the ‘Community Matters’ box at the store exit between 1-31 May 2014 and the charity will be given a donation from the scheme dependant on the number of tokens counted up at…

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CTLA Charity Champion Volunteers Shortlisted

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Community Transport for the Lewes Area (CTLA) are delighted that two of their volunteers have been shortlisted for the Newhaven Community Awards and the winners will announced at a ceremony on 29th April, 2014. Bob Evans, 69, works and volunteers for the CT charity in Newhaven and is described by his colleagues and service users…

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Caring For The Community

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In the office this week, we received a thank you card from the friend of a service user. An elderly gentleman himself, he has a friend who is now suffering from the early stages of dementia and has moved into a care home. Our CTLA driver collects his friend once a week and takes him…

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Team CTLA In Training!

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Marcus Dode, Christina Jaenicke and Natalie Harper (Team CTLA) are running the NPS Lions Club Seaford Half Marathon on 8th June 2014 in aid of Community Transport for the Lewes Area (CTLA). Please support them by sponsoring them via : localgiving.com/teamctla

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Lewes Travel Club Trip – March 2014

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LEWES TRAVEL CLUB – Visit to Hillcrest Centre market and café March 2014. Mr Nicholls : “I had an episode of ill health and I’m glad to say I’m recovering now. The travel club has made a big difference to our social life and I’m enjoying meeting new people. CTLA is a great charity and…

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Great Start For New Charity Manager

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Community Transport charity CTLA is pleased to welcome Mark Evans as their new Grants and Tenders Manager at their offices in Newhaven, East Sussex. Mark has considerable experience in transport operation, management and planning and is also a well known volunteer radio presenter at Seahaven FM hosting a late night programme on Tuesdays from 9-11pm.…

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Campaign To End Loneliness

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CTLA is pleased to be a member of the Campaign To End Loneliness – and has many testimonies from our Travel Club members regarding the reduction in their feelings of isolation. As our population ages, we are seeing an increase in the number of people experiencing chronic and severe loneliness. Effective interventions by organisations like…

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LEWES Travel Club Now Launched!

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Due to popular demand our Travel Club has been expanded to the Lewes Area. Membership is FREE!!. Our existing Travel Club is currently enjoyed by over 300 members, for many it has been a chance to make new friends, for others it has been an opportunity to visit places that without our door to door…

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Do You Know Your Local Seniors Forum?

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Do you know the contact details for your local Seniors Forum? They offer events, information and health fairs, training, clubs and much more and CTLA may be able to help you with transport to the events. Seaford Seniors Forum : jaynelucy@tiscali.co.uk Meridian Mature Citizens Forum : info@meridian-sf.org.uk Lewes District Seniors Forum : jean.gastonparry@hotmail.co.uk Eastbourne Seniors…

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A ‘Salute To The 40’s’ Wows The Crowds!

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November 2013 saw CTLA hold a fundraising afternoon tea at Meeching Hall, Newhaven, which was attended by over 80 guests, with transport provided by the fleet of minibuses and their drivers. A 1940’s themed afternoon of refreshments and entertainment, provided by the Seaford Musical Theatre & Juniors, thrilled the guests and, thanks to matched funding…

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Flooding – CTLA On Standby To Give Assistance

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CTLA are, and have been, on standby to support council and emergency services in any necessary evacuation of residents in East Sussex. We hope our services will not be necessary, but we are ready if they are. Stay safe everyone.

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CTLA Offers Transport Help To ‘Silver Surfers’ Group

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Meridian Forum Computer Workshops. On the first Monday of every month at the Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven from 10am to 12 noon. Bring your own laptop or use one supplied by the Meridian Mature Citizens Forum. Contact Bill Kocher at info@meridian-sf.org.uk to book a place or get more information about the group. Volunteers who wish to…

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Adverse Weather

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During adverse weather we try to run as much as possible and take into account difficulties on an individual basis. It was pleasing to receive feedback as described in the following email. I am the care team leader at an Extra housing scheme in Uckfield.On Friday 18th Jan some of my ladies went out as…

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CTLA FASHION SHOW

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LADIES CHARITY FASHION SHOW IN AID OF CTLA. Monday 22nd April 2013 at 7.30pm at the Peacehaven Meridian Centre. Come and see the live catwalk show and get yourself a bargain at prices reduced by up to 80%. Stockists include Marks and Spencers, Next, BHS and many other high street brands, including Per Una and…

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CTLA New Minibus Summer Prize Draw Winners

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We would like to thank all of those who purchased raffle tickets in the CTLA New Minibus Summer Prize Draw. We have raised £1030 with your help. The prize winners were as follows: Name Ticket Number Prize 1st – Robert Martin 0740 £100 2nd – Alice Murphey 0780 £75 Jean Villa 0103 £50 Dewhurst 0739…

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Changes and Extensions to CTLA’s Dial-A-Ride services

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Following support from East Sussex County Council CTLA is pleased to announce funding has been received that should guarantee continuation and improvements to three of our Dial-A-Ride services, they are Eastbourne, Lewes and 3 Towns.

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Lewes MP Norman Baker visits CTLA

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On 5th January 2012 Community Transport for the Lewes Area (CTLA) received a visit from Norman Baker the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport responsible for community transport. Mr Baker is also CTLA’s constituency MP and has always taken a great interest in their work. Earlier this year Mr Baker made available £10M pounds nationally…

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Will our service be effected by Government Cuts?

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Many people are worried about how the government cuts that were announced recently are going to effect services. We are actively working with all interested parties to maintain services. If we need to make any changes, drivers will keep you informed. We will also announce any changes on this websites.

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Important Information on the Uckfield Rover Service

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This service has been operating since 1st March 2010. Unfortunatly passenger numbers are very low so we are talking to East Sussex County Council about future operations of this service. The County Council are commited to finding this service until July 2011 but it is essential that take-up rates are improved if the service is…

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Changes to Beaconlink

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Previously this service was only available to people who registered with us. We have now obtained a different operating licence and pleased to confirm that the service can be used in the same way as a normal bus service and will pick up passangers from any bus stop on the route.

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