Lizzie Perkins has volunteered at the Hounslow Furniture Recycling Project for the last eight years. On her last day with us on 29th April 2015, Anvar Tajmahal, Manager of the Hounslow Furniture Recycling Project and Finance Manager of Hounslow Community Transport, presented her with a gift to thank her for loyal and highly valued support.
Hounslow Community Transport is delighted to announce that it has taken delivery of a brand new fully wheelchair accessible 16 seater minibus. ‘This is another key milestone for our charity. The new minibus will enhance even further the appeal of our fleet of minibuses that can be hired by voluntary groups, charities, schools and colleges
The family of Sayed Rizvi,who sadly died last year,have donated to Shopmobility his battery powered scooter. Sayed was a regular and much liked client of the Shopmobility service in Hounslow. Peter Blake,Chief Officer of Hounslow Community Transport who operate the Shopmobilty service said ‘ I met Sayed many times and he was always keen to
Over 25 organisations will have become new Members of Hounslow Community Transport during the twelve months ending March 2014. The reason given by many for applying to become a Member is the very attractive appearance of our fleet of minibuses, with three new wheelchair accessible minibuses having been acquired over the past two years.
In April 2013, the London Borough of Hounslow introduced Discretionary Local Crisis Payments (DLCPs) replacing Social Fund Community Care Grants that were Central Government funded and managed. The Hounslow Furniture Recycling Project has been appointed a supplier for people who have received DLCP awards.
In addition to the monthly MiDAS training courses that HCT run, HCT will undertake MiDAS training courses for schools/colleges and other organizations on dates more suitable for them. Over 10 such courses will have been run by HCT in the twelve months ending March 2014.
Hounslow Shopmobility took delivery of two virtually unused and totally free battery-powered scooters that were used during the 2012 Olympics/Paralympics. They form part of the ‘Mayor’s 2012 Legacy Project:Enhancing London’s Shopmobility Services’. They became an instant hit with Members!
A new 16 seater wheelchair accessible minibus was added to the fleet at the end of 2013. A total of three new wheelchair accessible minibuses have now been added to the fleet in the last two years. All the new minibuses can be driven by drivers with the standard B category licence.
In May 2011, Lorna Stephens, who is Chair of the Hounslow Community Transport Board of Trustees, received her MBE from the Queen at Windsor Castle. Lorna was awarded her MBE in recognition of over 37 years unstinting work for the London Borough of Hounslow Youth Service.