Joinbookdrive minibus

Joinbookdrive is a fantastic new service brought to you by Hackney Community Transport; we have over 30 years of experience in providing accessible minibuses for our communities.Hack CT logo crop2

Click here to find out more and to join, book, drive!

The idea is simple: great value minibuses are parked at convenient locations near you and are available to hire online. Just unlock the bus with a smartcard and away you go.

The service is aimed at community groups, clubs, teams, schools, societies, faith groups, and more.

Our minibuses are wheelchair accessible, and placed in convenient locations in Hackney; it’s as easy as join, book, drive!

The feedback to date has been overwhelmingly positive.

If you’ve got questions, our friendly team can also help by email at or over the phone on 0300 030 2665.

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The coronavirus outbreak meant that the Hackney Citizen was unable to print a monthly newspaper for three months.

We're grateful that we have since been able to resume printing. This would not have been possible without the generosity of our readers, whose donations kept the paper from disappearing completely at a distressing time for residents.

A huge thank you to everyone who gave their time and money to support us through the lockdown, and to those who continue to do so as we slowly recover from the dramatic fall in advertising revenues, on top of the existing challenges threatening the future of local journalism.

A one-off donation or a regular contribution from anyone who can afford it will help our small team keep the newspaper in print and the website running in the coming months and years.

Find out how you can donate.

Thank you for your support, and stay safe.

The Hackney Citizen team