Chelmsford Community Transport
Danbury Community Transport
(part of Chelmsford Community Transport)
The Danbury Flyer – Danbury’s Community Bus - serves Danbury and Little Baddow. For the timetable and details of the Broomfield hospital transport service and the social car scheme, click on the link below to visit their website.
Information leaflets and application forms can be obtained from the Parish Office.
Chelmsford Community Transport is a charity which started in 1996 to provide a service to those who cannot access public transport because of physical or mental limitations or rural exclusion. Our service aims to overcome transport barriers and enable everyone to participate more fully in society. It relies heavily on volunteers plus funding from the Chelmsford and Essex councils, our sponsor 'Caring Direct' and others. We provide independence and dignity to those who would otherwise feel isolated and lonely, often confined to their own homes.
The service is open to all residents in the City of Chelmsford area. A passenger must first become a member of the charity - currently we have over 1000.
All journeys must start and preferably finish within the Chelmsford area. We accept most kinds of journey, including shopping, social, recreational, medical and hospital appointments.
We currently operate five minibuses, each equipped with a wheelchair lift. There are both paid and volunteer drivers. In addition, we have a large team of volunteer car drivers using their own cars.
The 'Danbury Flyer' was set up as Danbury Parish Council's millennium project, largely on the initiative of Colin Budgey, who was then a parish councillor and subsequently chairman of Danbury Community Transport. Initially the Council was responsible for running the bus, but on 23 November 2005 Danbury Community Transport was set up as a company limited by guarantee. The service ran three days a week until January 2015, when falling passenger numbers and a shortage of drivers reduced the service to Mondays and Fridays. In June 2015, Danbury Community Transport merged with Chelmsford Community Transport, which enabled greater utilisation of the minibus.
- Suite 9A, Rochester House Business Centre
- 275 Baddow Road
- CM2 7QA
- 01245 477 789