CONNECT for Communities

The Connect for Communities element of the project delivers four programmes:

  • Communities Programmes
  • The Children’s Programme
  • The Access to Work Programme
  • The Mentoring Programme

(OCTOBER 2020)¬† The Department for Transport have published an easy to read ‘SAFER TRAVEL’ Guidance. To view this document please CLICK HERE

Communities Programmes: involves working with over 40 community groups and organisations on delivering journey planning, promoting sustainable transport and offering travel advice. Schemes available are Wheels around Witton which shows all the cycling available in the borough, including Connect’s cycling group, Refresh offers and British Cycling; Bimbling around the Park is a walking group for low mobility and tackling isolation; Introduction to Bus Travel assists people who are unfamiliar with using buses or struggle due to medical conditions.

Bimbling around the park

Introduction to Bus Travel for Communities

Connect Wheels around Witton

Do you want to know which bus goes where? or some important numbers to ring if you want to book a place on an assisted mini bus, please click on

Transport Options November 2018

Are you a member of a group or do you run a group? We would love to offer a short workshop when you will get all the up to date information on travel, schemes you can participate in and lots of goodie bags to collect!


The Children’s Programme:¬†working with children and families to offer a healthier, greener and more sustainable way to travel by delivering a safer journeys package, including:

  • Training and audits for school crossing patrols
  • Setting up of a Walking Bus
  • Sustainable travel activities


The Access to Work Programme: offers advice on journey planning and assistance with travel costs for interviews and employment. If you prefer to cycle we can hire a bike for you instead of costs for travelling by bus. Includes helmet, locks, puncture repair kit etc.

Don’t own a bike? We also have a scheme where you can learn to maintain a bike and renovate a bike then you can have a bike to keep!

Cycle to Work scheme advice available.


The Mentoring Programme: please see the mentoring section for information and booking form.

For full brochure or more information contact Cheryl Sandford, Connect Communities Co-ordinator, (01254) 588814 or

Travel Choices