Beaconsfield Community Bus launched by the Mayor
The new Beaconsfield Community Bus is a community initiative. It was first suggested by residents in 2015, then developed by Beaconsfield Town Council, Alfriston School & the Beaconsfield Advisory Centre. Most importantly the volunteers have made this idea a reality and thanks go to the drivers Ann, Anne, Debbie, Sarah, Paul, Andy, Douglas, Jonathan and Paul who also organises the rota. Our thanks to our conductors Deborah, Dieter and Graeme.
Travel on the bus is free for bus pass holders, under 16s and is a £1 a ride for everyone else. It’s a great way to get around the town to avoid parking problems. Residents are also able to Hail and Ride along the route.
The Bus operates on Monday and Wednesdays from 9am-3pm, except bank holidays. The route starts at Alfriston School and comes down past Bekonscot Model Village into the new town and then loops to Holtspur and through the old town and back down to the New Town. It has already made a difference with over 250 rides taken so far and a number of regular customers.
‘We are pleased to support this trial to study the demand for such a community bus service and we look forward to the views of the town.’ said Anita Cranmer, Mayor of Beaconsfield Town Council.
‘Thanks go to all supporters and sponsors, and we look forward to the rest of the community getting on board’.
Sponsors include Buckinghamshire CC Local Area Forum, South Bucks DC, Sunrise Senior Living, Stuart Fantham Solicitors, The Simpson Centre, Ashington Page and Waitrose.
Notes to Editors
This much awaited Community Bus was first suggested for the Town Plan in the Vision 4 Beaconsfield report which the Town Council commissioned. The Beaconsfield Community Bus partners are The Beaconsfield Advisory Centre, who are providing a telephone service together with Alfriston School who have provided the minibus and Beaconsfield Town Council who are running the bus service along with our volunteer drivers.
Picture and Map of leaflet attached.