About Us

heart of Essex logo imageWe are proud to have won the 2016 Chelmsford City Council sponsor award towards further development of our hospital and social transport services. One of our minibus drivers also received a ‘volunteer of the year’ award.

Created in 1996, Chelmsford Community Transport was set up 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. We rely heavily on volunteers plus funding from the Chelmsford and Essex councils.  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 and surrounding parishes.

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 six 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 Manager of the charity is Clair Dade.

The trustees are:
Christine Rycroft – Chairperson
Barry Reed – Deputy Chairperson
Rob Peters – Treasurer
Alex Lees – Secretary
Brian Collings – Trustee