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Local Company Celebrates 30 Years Serving the Community

De Vere Travel started from humble beginnings as just one man, one passenger assistant and one vehicle carrying out a single school contract and some private hire work.

It then added to its repertoire a 16-seater minibus which allowed the company to offer a selection of theatre trips and days out, as well as taking groups of children on outings.

Today, De Vere Transport Limited boasts a fleet of over 20 vehicles, employing over 30 people. It services over 30 schools and adult care centres, carrying around 300 children and vulnerable adults to and from their schools/centres on a daily basis; totalling around 700 vehicle movements a day.

It offers an extensive private hire service; taking local people to airports for their holidays, to wedding venues on their big days and to restaurants on special occasions. It prides itself on being reliable, professional and a good local employer.

Satisfied customers of De Vere had this to say about the company;

“Absolutely first class!!! Second time of using. London trip this weekend for 16. Executive 16-seater coach was amazing, well worth paying the little extra, highly recommend. Driver Pete was fantastic too, thank you all.”

“We booked a taxi for Gatwick airport early hours of the morning. Ray was great, on time and smartly dressed. Pick up from Gatwick was easy with Ray being there for 7am – couldn’t have wished for a better service.”

De Vere involves itself in sponsoring local events and providing quality transport services for local schools and establishments. It also offers trips to theatre shows and to other events and on average organises 40 trips a year.

As a family-run rural-based business, being part of a community is important to the company. Founder and General Manager, Brian Davison spoke about how the company has evolved, “being based in rural North Essex we have seen a lot of development over the years, leading to more and more people using our services – both for transportation to schools as well as recreationally.

We have established good working relationships with the local councils and many local people who use us on a regular basis. We have tried to evolve with the times and have grown our staff numbers and fleet accordingly. In today’s climate we are really proud of the fact that we are still going strong after 30 years and hope this continues for years to come.”

The company is looking to the future and is hoping to expand its fleet and increase staff numbers over the coming year.

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Denzil loved his Summer Holiday!

Denzil the De Vere Bear had a fantastic August Bank Holiday weekend; he attended the new touring show ‘Summer Holiday’ at the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend-on-Sea. He loved the show and so did his date for the night…..she managed to get her photo with the lead of the show – Mr Ray Quinn – what a truly lovely guy and what an entertaining show!!

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Denzil Does Strictly!

Denzil the De Vere Bear had a fantastic night out last week to see Strictly Ballroom. The show was hilarious, sparkly and full of the most amazing dancing! Denzil’s date for the night had the best time and is planning to see the show again – it was that good!

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Update on School Transport Service

Note to all parents and guardians.

Due to adverse weather conditions the following schools have decided to close today (Tuesday 12th December 2017):

  • Teaseldown
  • Brookview
  • Yellowhouse
  • Hedingham
  • Earls Colne Primary
  • St Peters Primary
  • De Vere Primary
  • St Francis
  • St Giles Primary

A restricted service to the following schools/centres:

  • Stour Valley
  • Clare Primary
  • Bridge
  • Southview
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Restricted School Transport Service

Note to all parents and guardians.

Due to adverse weather conditions there is a restricted service to the following schools/centres:

  • Stour Valley Community School
  • Belchamp St Paul Primary School
  • Southview School
  • Castlegate
  • The Centre

School transport for both Teaseldown and Brookview schools is cancelled today (Monday 11th December 2017).

Hedingham School is closed today (Monday 11th December 2017).

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Great fun at Bury Christmas Market

A great day out at Bury Christmas Market…Denzil enjoyed his first ride on our new executive mini-coach, visiting all the stalls, eating the scrummy food and meeting the reindeer

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Last 3 seats for Lion King!

Due to a late cancellation we now have three remaining seats for our trip to see Lion King this Thursday (5th October). If you haven’t yet seen this magnificent spectacle of a show or would like to enjoy it all over again, please call now to book on 01787 462256

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