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We are celebrating 25 Years Supporting Our Local Community
A quarter of a century ago Kensington & Chelsea Community Transport (now Westway CT) was registered as an Industrial and Provident Society, run by the local community.
Since then the organisation has grown from a small scheme to a thriving Registered Society and Social Enterprise that employs over 50 local people. Starting out with only six vehicles, we now have a fleet of over 50. With the help of an incredible task force of staff and amazing volunteers, Westway CT delivers vital services for local community groups and individuals – while retaining focus on the most important reason for what we do and that’s the people we support.
We celebrated at our AGM in September 2016, hosted by The Worshipful The Mayor of Kensington & Chelsea, Cllr Elizabeth Rutherford.
Thank you to The Worshipful The Mayor of Kensington & Chelsea, for hosting our event and undertaking the task of presenting ‘Long Service Awards’ to Pepe Francis from Ebony Steel Band, a founding member of the Westway CT Management Committee and Jose Berrio, a long-standing employee of Westway CT, who has now retired.
Director Andrew Kelly said, “a huge thank you to everyone who joined us for our celebration. The growth and figures speak for themselves, but as we know it’s the human impact that is important, and it’s not all about the numbers. This year has been another one of starting new initiatives and working with our partners to deliver even more than before. We are particularly proud of our Innovation Fund that was launched in 2015. The purpose of this fund is to support existing and emerging new groups with new and innovative ideas. The fund can be used to try things out and pilot new services. Vehicle and driver costs are covered, and for those who have been successful, it has been of real benefit in furthering their work in the community. We are looking forward to the next 25“.
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