Earlier this year, West Northants Council introduced a community bus service within the Brixworth area and surrounding villages, working with Community bus provider www.cmbus.org
The objectives have been to reconnect local villages without any form of public transport, with some means for older residents to re-establish their independence; to create communities and for those villages where there are bus services, provide them with an additional dedicated once a week independent shopping trip. For those with bus passes, it means that once registered, the trips for the customer are free.
Following the success of the Brixworth Area ‘Shopper Hopper’, WNC are now looking to support Commminibus with an additional route (please the detail on the attached newsletter) to Daventry. As such, a pilot will run on the 12th January 2023 of the “Haddon Hopper” to assess demand.
The provision is all volunteer led, including by Ka the owner operator.
On the newsletter, you will see contact information for either Ka or Christine. WNC hope to get a similar success to that achieved in Brixworth and villages.
WNC will also need to find some members of the local community act as volunteer co-ordinators for this route. If you are interested in volunteering contact details can be found on the attached newsletter.