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Introducing BACT

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Battle Area Community Transport
Unit 8, Rutherford Business Park
Battle, East Sussex. TN33 0TY.
Tel: 01424 772001
e-mail: bactoffice@tiscali.co.uk

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Battle Area Community Transport (BACT) was founded in 1999 in response for the need for regular transport to include the rural areas of East Sussex and its inhabitants.

BACT provide regular bus services to rural villages, and our aim is to maintain the independence of those who have no other means of transportation, especially the elderly, disadvantaged, and the disabled. The elderly for example can be transported on a regular basis in wheelchair accessible vehicles to day-care centres. We also cater for young people taking them to youth clubs and other events.

Our friendly bus services, centred on Battle, Burwash and Ticehurst, travel to the following villages: Ashburnham, Battle, Brede, Broad Oak, Etchingham, Flimwell, Mountfield, Robertsbridge, Netherfield, Sedlescombe, Stonegate, Ticehurst and Westfield.

Our flexible services provide a wide range of pick-up/set down points to meet customer requirements for our popular trips to Ashford, Eastbourne, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, Tenterden and Rye.
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Battle Area Travel Club
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Call or e-mail Peter in the office. Tel: (01424) 772001
www.bact-online.co.uk.
bactoffice@tiscali.co.uk

PLEASE NOTE: Bus passes are not accepted on Travel Club trips.

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Supporters of BACT have signed up to Give as you Live to support our important work. Each time they shop online at supported retailers a commission is paid to Give as you Live by the retailer, which is shared with us. Sign up and help raise funds for Battle Area Community Transport.
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Using sixteen seater minibuses, we provide a valuable service for many people who would otherwise be socially excluded due to lack of public transport in rural areas. All our drivers are MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) trained and assessed.

Please note that from April 2014 concessionary passes will not be accepted before 9.30am due to East Sussex County Council regulations.

We are currently looking for additional volunteers as bus drivers and also a Project/Events Organiser in the office.
For further information call 01424 772001


Click here to see a video introducing community transport

BACT is a registered charity, no. 1071961, donations, legacies and volunteers are gratefully accepted.

Most of our routes run to villages, hamlets and sheltered housing which are not serviced by commercial bus operators due to it not being cost effective for them.

In addition to regular services, we also transport the elderly and disabled on private outings. Special shopping trips and other excursions are organised on a regular basis to popular destinations and our buses can be hired by recognised organisations for outings to places of interest and special events.
All our bus drivers and staff, including directors, treasurer and fundraiser are volunteers. We only have one part-time admin staff in our office, this being essential to keep up with all the necessary regulations and to provide continuity. Our volunteers willingly give up their time to provide this service to the community on a regular basis.

In 2008 we were honored to receive the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

Registered Charity No: 107 1961 VAT Number: 702 6651 55
BACT registered in England & Wales as a Company Limited by Guarantee
Reg. No 3564867 Reg. Office BACT The Almonry, Battle TN33 OEA

Midas Queens Award