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Brentwood Community Transport Press Release January 2012

‘Community spirit is alive and well in Brentwood’

Brentwood Community Transport is very excited to announce the arrival of their new accessible Bus, which we have named ‘Becket’.

new low floor accessible Bus at Marygreen Manor Hotel Brentwood Essex 18th January 2012County Councillor Tracey Chapman. Cabinet Member of Highways and Transportation at Essex County Council and Stephen Dempster - President of Brentwood A Becket Rotary, officially launched our new low floor accessible Bus at Marygreen Manor Hotel Brentwood Essex 18th January 2012 10 – 11am.

Help and support came from many areas in the local community along with funding received from Rural Sustainable Community Transport Initiative Fund administered by Essex County Council.

Brentwood A Becket Rotary heard about our project and came to the rescue with a donation of £16,100 the final balance required for the purchase of the new vehicle.

The new bus ‘Becket’ will be the allocated vehicle for our new service ‘898 Queens Shopper ’ This bus route serves Blackmore - The Parishes – Brentwood Community Hospital – Brentwood – Romford- direct to Queens Hospital Romford.

This service Links rural villages assisting with accessing health and shopping services. It is a regular timetabled service which can be used by all members of the public, fares are charged, and valid concessionary bus passes are accepted.

This service is becoming as valued as all the other transport services offered by Brentwood Community Transport.

Brentwood Community Transport provides essential transport services for the residents of Brentwood who are unable to access public transport due to age illness or geographical isolation.

The Chief Executive of Brentwood Community Transport, Tina Tickner, said this new service is a stepping stone to the future of Community Transport we are here to fill the transport gaps for isolated residents of Brentwood.

The purchase of this vehicle has come from the support of the local community localism at its best!

County Councillor Tracey Chapman. Cabinet Member for Highways and Transportation at Essex County Council said,
"The 898 service provides a key link for shoppers and workers from surrounding villages to access services in Brentwood and Romford. I am delighted that we have been able to support this project and making the service more accessible to potential and existing users."

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