New Community Bus off to a great start
The new Beaconsfield Community Bus got off to a flying start in providing local transport for the community. There are bus stop signs around the town with the timetable, and residents are also able to Hail and Ride along the route. Travel is free for bus pass users and under 16s and costs just a £1 a ride for everyone else. All residents should have received a leaflet through their doors, but more are available at the library and the Town Hall. Thanks to Alfriston School who have provided the minibus for this 6 month trial.
The minibus will do a loop of the whole of Beaconsfield on Monday and Wednesdays from 9am-3pm, except bank holidays. The white minibus starts at Alfriston and comes down past Bekonscot and the Simpson centre and heads to St Thomas’s Hall and the Beacon Centre in Holtspur. Then it travels through the old town and back down to the New Town via the library before going through Seeleys. In this way it connects the residential areas with key places and venues in the town. It’s a great way to get about and avoid the parking.
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 Advisory Centre, who are providing a telephone service together with Alfriston School and Beaconsfield Town Council are pleased to support this trial to study the demand for such a community bus service. We look forward to the views of the town.’ said Anita Cranmer, Mayor of Beaconsfield Town Council.