Older Drivers Forum Awareness week: 29th September at Milford on Sea 

Following the great success of last year’s Older Driver’s Forum Awareness Week, the forum are holding another awareness week between 28th September – 3rd October this year to help promote and raise awareness of the Older Drivers Forum and how it can help and support older motorists to carry on driving safely for longer. The forum will be visiting 6 different venues across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight with their partners where they give advice not only to older drivers but also to Family and Friends and other interested parties. It is free to attend, no appointment required and people can just pop in anytime between 9.30am and 3pm.

Full details here.

Minibus briefing sessions - Tuesday 6th October 2015

This October Hampshire County Council will once again be offering three briefing sessions specifically aimed at organisations running their own minibuses. These will be short sessions on:

  • Section 19 Permits
  • Driver Licensing
  • Minibus Maintenance

In addition, this time, there is also an information session on training to become a MiDAS DAT (Driver Assessor/Trainer). The sessions will be held on the afternoon of Tuesday 6 October in Winchester from 12:45 onwards. If you are interested please contact the Community Transport team on 01962 846785 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New CVS merger - Communities First Wessex

Community First HEH (CFHEH) and Winchester Area Community Action (WACA) have joined forces to create a new organisation offering support and services (including community transport services) to organisations and residents across East Hampshire, Havant and Winchester.

The new organisation is called Communities First Wessex but will continue to be known and trade as ‘Community First’ in each of the selected areas e.g. Community First: Winchester. Community First will continue to provide services through its network of local offices and staff in Winchester, Havant, Emsworth, Petersfield and Bordon.