Bexley Accessible Transport Scheme / Office 9 / Thames Road Depot / Thames Road / Crayford / DA1 5QJ / 01322 311333
Charity Number: 1106440
Company Limited By Guarantee: 04374810
BATS is proud to be a member of the Community Transport Association UK (CTA UK) and the Federation of Small Businesses.
Bexley Accessible Transport Scheme (BATS) serves to provide quality, affordable and accessible community transport for Bexley and the surrounding Boroughs. We operate a membership-only scheme, and our services are aimed at those with mobility needs, of all ages, and those with learning difficulties. We also provide transport for community and voluntary groups, Care Trusts, Social Services and SEN Schools.
We can provide a wide range of services thanks to our team of dedicated volunteer drivers. The video below is a fantastic introduction to BATS.
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BATS are delighted to win the Bexley Excellence Award 2016 for Best Charity. Transport is vital in connecting people and services. Our friendly staff are commited to providing our services to the community, improving health and well-being through Transport and Travel Training - Lorraine Stares, CEO
Support BATS through the Bexley Community Lottery!
Bexley accessible transport scheme provides a much loved and valued service for the community. Assisting in reducing Loneliness and isolation by wasy of accessible transport . We need your help so we can continue to offer and even expand our service! Thank you for your support and good luck!
To support us, please follow this link: https://www.bexleycommunitylottery.co.uk/support/bexley-accessible-transport-scheme.
BATS sponsored walk to raise money for a new minibus - 11th June 2017
BATS are taking part in a sponsored walk on the 11th June 2017. Starting at 10:00am at The Clock Tower, Bexleyheath Broadway, we will be making our way down from Bexleyheath finishing at Danson Park Boathouse. Help support your local Community Transport Scheme by fundraising to buy the community a new vehicle! This vehicle will serve the community of Bexley preventing isolation and encouraging the most vulnerable members of our community to become more involved. For more information please contact our friendly office team on the 01322 311333! We look forward to seeing you on the 11th June!
Co-op members can help fundraise for BATS
Please help us to fundraise to purchase a 16 seater fully accessible B license minibus, enabling BATS to transport disabled children, vulnerable and elderly members of the community and work to reduce loneliness and isolation.
When Co-op members buy branded Co-op products and services, the Co-op will give 1% to a local cause.
Go online: coop.co.uk/membership and make us your cause.
KIDS DAYZ Away
The 6 weeks holiday can be a long (and expensive!) time for any parent, with this in mind Bexley Accessible Transport Scheme are launching a new summer programme to facilitate inclusive fun and affordable family days out for children with Special Educational Needs and Physical Disabilities. All destinations have been chosen with the children in mind and so have disabled facilities.
Accessible minibuses with Wheelchair spaces to enjoy great days to amazing places for everyone!
Please download our leaflet to see the range of days out - BATS KIDZ DAYZ AWAY SUMMER PROGRAMME 2017 »
These are just a few of our services.
Hop 'n' Shop Bus
Without our dedicated volunteers, BATS could not provide as many beneficial services for the people of Bexley.
If you have some free time, are perhaps unemployed and looking for opportunities to gain new skills, or just looking to help your community, come and register to volunteer with us and help make a difference to people in your borough.
Our Home-to-School service ensures safe travel for Special Educational Need (SEN) Students.
Health-on-Wheels is a hireable multi-functional vehicle which can be used as a mobile clinic or public health information point.
BATS have established a Travel Training service to help those with learning difficulties use public transport safely.
BATS teaches MiDAS Driver Training, essential for minibus transport.
Shopmobility is a wheelchair and mobility scooter hire service.
First Step Trust
Maintenance of BATS Vehicles is provided by First Step Trust.