The Community Transport Group was set up in the late 90's after the inception of the Council as a way to give something back to our retired residents. Over 60's who are living within the Town Council Boundary can become a member of our Community Transport Group and enjoy outings and theatre trips with door to door travel included.
We aim to provide around one excursion a month with a variety of destinations visited, in recent years the group has visited Wat Tyler Country Park, Ingatestone Hall, Tropical Wings, Alton Garden Centre, Tiptree Jam Factory and taken a barge trip on the Chelmer from Paper Mill Lock. We also frequently provide trips to local musicals, plays and concerts taking place at the Palace Theatre, Cliffs Pavilion or other local venues. Where possible we aim to provide our members with discounts on their tickets to ensure a great day out at a fair price!
Once a year we also organise a get together at the Leigh Community
Centre with tea, refreshments, musical entertainment and an interesting
talk, to allow our members to get to know each other in a relaxed
environment. We also plan a fun meal out in Leigh for Christmas.
We will write to you frequently to inform you of our upcoming trips, you can pick and choose which events you would like to attend, and you are welcome to attend as many as you would like! We ask that you return your booking slip with the enclosed fee and return to the Council Offices as soon as possible as spaces can be limited.
You will be picked up from your front door or communal entrance and taken to the event by minibus and then returned back to your door. We have helpers to assist those with disabilities and our minibuses have disabled access. We also give you a pick up slot in advance so you know when to be ready. All you pay is your ticket cost, refreshment costs if included, and a contribution towards travel costs. All administrative costs are met by the Town Council and we use volunteer drivers and helpers.It's an excellent way to make friends with like minded people and get out of the house! To apply for an application form contact the council on 01702 716288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively visit the council offices within Leigh Community Centre.