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Autumn 2021

What’s On at Bechange

Mondays

Drop-in service Our experienced team can offer assistance on a range of matters inc Benefits, Debt, Housing and Employment – 10am – 12pm 

Aspire Gardening with Rachel – learn more about gardening and the Aspire project – 10am – 2pm 

Health Walk Get walking and join our small team on short 30 mins stroll, it’s free simply turn up and join in – 11am for 11.15am start 

Tuesdays

Aspire Cookery Course Please ring to book your place must be over 18 – no other eligibility criteria – 10.00am – 12.00pm 

Aspire – Get Working Gain skills, confidence, and move towards employment. For more information, please ring 01304 840134 – 12pm – 3pm 

Aylesham Arts Club – Meets fortnightly. No experience necessary, no need to book – First session £2.00 and an easy membership scheme. Materials included. Call 01304 840134 for dates – 6.30pm – 8.00pm 

WEDNESDAYS

Drop-in service Our experienced team can offer assistance on a range of matters inc Benefits, Debt, Housing and Employment – 10am – 12pm 

Camerados – Come and join us in a public living room, a no agenda space, be yourself alongside others, a warm and welcoming place where you can just sit and chat to other people – No need to book Camerados meets: Weds afternoon, 2pm – 4pm

THURSDAYS

Crafts for Causes Club Do you love crafting and getting together with friends? Why not combine the two activities and join our crafting club? No experience necessary. Please ring 01304 840134 to book – 10.30am – 12pm 

FRIDAYS

Drop-in service Our experienced team can offer assistance on a range of matters inc Benefits, Debt, Housing and Employment – 10am – 12pm 

Up-cycling Group Why not come and join a group of people who enjoy making something out of nothing. Please ring 01304 840134 to book – 10am – 12.30pm

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NEW BUSES: Just the ticket?

The buses are back, but not as we have known them in the past. 

These smaller vehicles will transport passengers around the local area, and link in with other bus and rail services. 

The minibuses can travel easily along narrow country roads. Rides have to be booked directly from the passenger’s smartphone by selecting the preferred pick-up and drop-off location. 

This is how it will work: 

• The passenger will use an app on their smart phone to book a journey – the service won’t run to a fixed timetable. Telephone bookings are available too. 

Local residents have voiced concerns about the new service. One commented on seeing the details: “Many of us don’t have access to smartphones and it seems to be a bit of a rigmarole to simply get a bus into Dover. 

“What if we have an urgent journey with no time to book? And my wife has a Bus Pass – will she be able to use it on this service?” 

• The service will connect with Stagecoach buses into Dover and Canterbury from either Whitfield or Aylesham. 

• The service will run from 0700 to 1900 Monday to Friday and 0900 to 1700 on Saturday. 

• The two minibuses will complement existing bus services. There will be space on the minibuses for push chairs and wheelchair access. 

• The app will display the price and time of each journey as well as track your journey. The buses will serve all current marked bus stops in this area as well as additional “virtual” stops. This service will be a pilot scheme.