Newsletter 83

100 Club

Thank you for your support which is a great help to ensure our scheme can continue to offer as many people as possible the services they require.


1st Helen Allin                                                  

2nd Mr and Mrs J Moon                                  

3rd Judith Procter         


1st Jenny Norman

2nd Deidre Madders

3rd Patricia Mitchell


1st Jonathon Lake

2nd Frances Hucker

3rd Queenie P


On 28th September 2023 we bid a fond farewell to Sue Wonnacott. Sue has been a hardworking, valued and longstanding manager of our service and we wish her well in the future. Thank you, Sue.

We welcome Paula Anscomb who joins us as a highly experienced manager working in the charity sector from Tavistock Area Support Services (TASS). Check out our website soon for Paula’s profile. Paula is passionate about supporting you and we have exciting plans for the future. We are all here working hard behind the scenes.


We have many trips planned. Thanks to us being successful in accessing a grant, the cost of the trips will again be subsidised, £10 for Okehampton and along the route. We may be able to include pick up from other areas if there is enough demand for an extra £2. Please be ready for collection from 9am to ensure the driver is not held up. Please let us know if you need to cancel a trip, don’t wait until we ring you the day before with the pickup time as we have already worked out our route and rung other passengers. Thank you. If you have any suggestions of places then please let us know and we will try and include them.

15th October      Sunday lunch at Durrant House, Bideford (£12.50 for 2 courses)

17th October      Tavistock

21st October      Newton Abbot

24th October     Green Lanes Shopping Centre, Barnstaple

29th October     Sunday lunch at The Engine House, Kelly Bray (£9.95 or £8.95 small)

31st October      Trelawney Garden Centre, Wadebridge

5th November     Sunday lunch at Tamar View Garden Centre, Saltash (£10.99 or £8.49 small)

7th November    Exeter – drop off at the library

14th November   Homeleigh Garden Centre, Launceston

21st November   Trago Mills for Pensioners Week

28th November  Otter Nurseries, Ottery St Mary

Coffee Morning

Our next Coffee Morning will be held on Saturday 7th October in the Charter Hall in Okehampton from 9am to 12 noon. We will have stalls including Pete’s Home Bake, Sue Leech’s cards and crafts and Bobby Fortnum jewellery, Greatfield Hedgehog Rescue, a super raffle along with delicious coffee, biscuits and cakes! We would welcome donations of raffle prizes, paperback books, jigsaw puzzles and good quality bric-a-brac please!


We are sorry to say goodbye to Richard Fuller – we thank him for all his valued help. You may see him out and about driving the Waitrose van!

Community Transport Week

In 2023, Community Transport Week will be held from the 16th – 21st October.

The CT Week is a time to spotlight the incredible efforts of staff, volunteers, drivers, coordinators, and everyone in the CT sector who works tirelessly to provide reliable transportation options for those who face mobility challenges or lack access to conventional modes of transportation. The goal of CT Week is twofold; to raise awareness of the significance of accessible and inclusive transport options for everyone, particularly people in the community, including those with mobility challenges, disabilities, older people, and those with, limited access to private vehicles or conventional public transport.

The second is to celebrate the invaluable efforts of CT providers across the UK who support millions of people across the UK and are using transport to create a more inclusive and connected society.

Please email your answer to the office to ‘what does community transport mean to you?’ so we can anonymously share your stories on social media, online and with our generous funders. Thank you for making a difference in this way.


We have wheelchairs available for hire and sale in our office. Please contact us if you would like more information.


Please sign up to our website for the latest updates. We have recently added a new section ‘Meet the Team’ so you can learn more about our staff and volunteers.

Social Media

We have a new Facebook page @Okehampton and District Community Transport Group (note the ‘and’ is spelt out). Please like and follow us for updates and photos. We’ve also joined Instagram @Okehampton Community Transport, please follow us there too.


We have a local giving page to raise funds towards our services, the link is if you would like to look at our story.


If you have received a good service, please remember us in your will. Thank you. Registered Charity No. 1024617. Paula Anscomb, Manager, ODCTG, Unit 3 Okehampton Business Park, Higher Stockley Mead, Okehampton, Devon EX20 1FJ. Tel: 01837 55000 Email: Out of hours emergency mobile no. 07484 525577. Office Hours – Monday to Friday 08.30 – 16.00