IF you’re elderly or disabled, and are finding it difficult to get out and about, a local charity is on hand to help with all your transport needs.

 Uttlesford Community Travel

Uttlesford Community Travel (UCT), whose head office is in Great Dunmow, supplies minibuses and cars to take residents of Uttlesford wherever they want to go, including to medical appointments.


A fleet of six specially-adapted minibuses, all of which are wheelchair accessible, are used for its Book-A-Ride service, transporting passengers to just about anywhere they want to go – such as shopping, to the hairdressers, to visit friends, or perhaps to garden centres. All drivers are fully trained and checked through the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Book-A-Ride also provides an opportunity for groups – such as WI’s, schools and all sorts of other clubs – to join to provide transport for outings such as trips to the coast, places of interest, theatre trips, garden centres, lunches and afternoon teas, school trips and even regular group meetings.

UCT also provides a Hospital Car Service, which helps people who have difficulty in getting to medical appointments by finding a driver who lives nearby, and who uses their own car, to take them. The drivers are all volunteers, so the passengers have to pay only the HMRC mileage rate to get them there.

For more information on UCT, the services it provides and how to join, please visit our website Uttlesford Community Travel (UCT),


  • E-mail: info@uttlesfordcommunitytravel.org