Communtiy360 launches new minibus at Christmas Party

Communtiy360 launches new minibus at Christmas Party
21st December 2017 c360admin

Communtiy360 launches new minibus at Christmas Party….

December 17


Community360 (C360) hosted a Christmas Party bringing together Community Transport and Timebank members at Greenstead Community Centre on 13th December to witness the launch of a new minibus for the transport scheme in Colchester.

Vital to providing door to door transport to the most vulnerable members of our community, the minibus could not have been purchased without funding from Essex County Council’s Community Initiative Fund; Colchester Borough Homes Community Fund and generous donations from our Community Transport members and local businesses including Cala Homes, Scrutton Bland and Waitrose.


The official launching and cutting of the ribbon for our new minibus was courtesy of Councillor John Jowers on behalf of Essex County Council’s Community Initiative Fund.  This fund is a small grants fund designed to fund community projects.


Having a new minibus means we are on track to providing over 40,000 trips this year in Colchester alone.


More than 50 guests enjoyed the Christmas festivities with mince pies kindly donated by Waitrose, Colchester.  Members enjoyed festive music provided by DJ Mitchell Scarlett, who is one of our valued Time Bank volunteers.

One transport member commented “thank you so much for today, I have really enjoyed getting out of the house and meeting new people and I love the new bus!  Your transport scheme is so important to me”.


If you would like to find out more out Community360 and the services we offer, please contact us on 01206 505250 or visit





Editors’ notes

For further information please contact Community360 CEO, Tracy Rudling on 01206 505250 or email


Community360 is an independent charity  Established in 1968 to assist charities, voluntary and community organisations in Colchester and Braintree (300+) through any activities which provide representation, enable development, encourage liaison, nurture strategic partnerships and provide support to promote voluntary action.


Our frontline services are developed in response to local needs and not only assist established community groups but are designed to address unmet needs, with project development defined by the communities we work with to improve their outcomes and life opportunities.


These include Community Development, Community Transport, Shopmobility, Volunteer Centre, Timebank and Community Accounts. We signpost members of the public, provide training for low level skills, apprenticeships and volunteer recruitment. Groups receive assistance on fundraising, business planning, constitutions, policies/procedures, monitoring/evaluation and Quality Marks.