Our primary objective is to drastically improve connectivity via exemplary service provision for the many areas in Oxfordshire which do not currently have good, flexible public transport.
Our ambition is to see integration and dovetailing of transport with local and possibly Countywide infrastructure activities and services, e.g. Education (NEET and Activate Learning), Health (Improving on NHS and GP Appointment take up) and Industry (filling gaps in provision of public transport to Local Industry Parks).
We want to create a model of sustainable, affordable, and flexible community transport, which complements existing commercial services. Together we can deliver a wider, comprehensive, connective, transport service within both rural and suburban areas of Oxfordshire.
Emily is joint CEO of Community First Oxfordshire (CFO) www.communityfirstoxon.org CFO is a community development charity which helps communities and individuals to identify issues that affect them, and find their own solutions.
Emily has worked with total and urban communities for several years, supporting the County’s community transport sector to thrive. She leads on placemaking projects in new developments at Heyford Park and Graven Hill. Emily has a PG Cert in Transport planning.
Our team has room to grow as we move into the operational phase, and we would love to have you join us!
If you would like to volunteer in any capacity, please contact us. We are always looking to expand our pool of diverse and friendly volunteer drivers.
A range of shifts is available to volunteers, and we will be flexible and accommodating when agreeing hours. Each shift will be assigned two or more individuals who will share the driving, to ensure coverage of holidays and other absences. In addition, a team of “floating” drivers will be available to cover unforeseen circumstances. All drivers will need a valid “D1” licence – this was standard for those who gained their driver’s licence before January 1st 1997. Volunteers will be provided with full training and familiarised with the route before driving commences.