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Community Transport

Do you have difficulty accessing public transport?

Community360 provides community transport in Colchester, Chelmsford and Maldon. The Scheme improves the transport provision for people in the local community who have limited mobility or who would otherwise be socially excluded or geographically isolated.

Our Community Transport offers low cost travel to
help people get where they want to go

Our community transport is a vital link in our community and we offer a number of travel options to both individuals and groups.

Our door to door service is here to help you get to and from doctor, dental and hospital appointments, medical centres and encourages visits to therapy, friends and relatives, learning opportunities and much more.

Additionally we have a range of popular excursions offering the opportunity for members to meet new people, enjoy good health and wellbeing and reduce isolation.

Book a Ride

£15 Annual individual membership fee
£3.00 for the first 3 miles,
50p for every mile after that Cost per trip

Group Minibus Hire

33-100 miles £1.20 per mile (fuel included)

For longer trips please contact us for a bespoke quotation


£15 Annual individual membership fee
£10 per head
Our excursions take place on a Thursday in Colchester and Maldon and include a hot meal and dessert

(Coming to Chelmsford in Spring 2024).

We tailor our services to meet the needs of our members providing the following benefits:

– Affordable, door to door transport

– A driver who is friendly and caring

– The provision of transport even if you live in a rural area

– Meeting new people and get a real feeling of social togetherness on our excursions (not currently available in Chelmsford)

– Respite for carers and families

How do I become a member?

Unfortunately due to high demand we are currently unable to accept new members to the scheme.

Some people have really
enjoyed using our service

Life would be unthinkable without the support of Community360. We can go out, particularly to doctor and hospital appointments, without having to worry about getting there and back. We would be paying double in taxi fares which is extortionate. We also appreciate the social outings which are on offer. We would be lost without C360 and life would be very difficult.
The volunteer drivers were excellent and got us there and back safely through very difficult traffic conditions. We were very grateful for their help and company.
Without the excursions I wouldn’t get to go out. It is nice catching up with everyone once a week and having a meal out.
Thank you to all the drivers and staff at Community360 for the great services they provided so kindly.

Become a driver

Are you someone who likes to “go the extra mile” and has a flexible approach?

We are looking for experienced minibus drivers and social car driver with an empathetic, caring nature to join our busy Community Transport Team.

We have paid and volunteer opportunities available.

Paid driver
Duties include driving a fully accessible minibus and transporting individuals or groups to/from a range of activities including:
• Discharge from hospital
• Medical/health/therapy appointments
• Shopping trips, hairdresser appointments or other socially related event
• Excursion trips

You will need excellent customer relationship and communication skills and the ability to engage with people at all levels. A full, clean UK driving license is required as well as a good knowledge of the local area.

The role offers flexibility in working hours.

MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) training will provided. Candidates are required to be aged 25 years or over in order to be covered by our Fleet Insurance.
Click here to apply or call us for a chat on 01206 216600 or email ct@community360.org.uk

Become a volunteer driver

Volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to collect clients, take them to their appointments and return them safely back home again. Drivers will need to be friendly and reliable, hold a valid driving licence, MOT and Insurance and need to have a DBS check which we will arrange. Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed and you will receive training and ongoing support.  We contribute 45p per mile to use your vehicle.

Our volunteers’ range in age and there is no huge commitment of time – even just a couple of hours a week or fortnight can still make a real difference. All our drivers thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to make a real difference by providing a little extra support, some patience and a friendly chat.

Click here to apply or call us for a chat on 01206 216600 or email volunteer@community360.org.uk

David Gillespie has volunteered for 14 years with C360, and it not only keeps him active and connected but he gets a real sense of reward from putting something back into the community.

“I really wanted to help those who were isolated and as I enjoyed driving this was the perfect role for me!” Said David.  “For those who cannot use traditional forms of transport and for those who would otherwise be house bound, it is rewarding and satisfying that my help gives them an opportunity to get ‘out and about’. Community360’s infrastructure, support and training are excellent, and I would both encourage and recommend volunteering as it is the most worthwhile and enjoyable activity.”

Would you like some more information?

For more information contact one of our helpful operators

Telephone 01206 216600 for Colchester and Maldon and 01245 477750 for Chelmsford journeys.

You can also email us at  ct@community360.org.uk

Donate to us and help build a stronger future for our community.

Donating is such a brilliant way to help us

There are a number of ways you can donate. We accept payments to support the service of any amount. We receive funds from members of the public or through corporate fundraising (Corporate Social Responsibility). You can even leave a minibus in your will.

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