In October last year Totnes Community Bus Group (TCBG) applied to the local papers big lottery fund. Thanks to the local community voting for the charity, it was successful in receiving a grant of £30,000 towards a new bus. The new bus will provide a new service serving the village of Stoke Gabriel on a Tuesday. Stoke Gabriel does not have any other bus service direct to Totnes and the parish council approached TCBG requesting the need for another service to this isolated village.The bus was ordered and October last year and is being built and adapted by GM Coachwork. “Bob the Bus” now provides a service on a Tuesday and a Friday. The group now owns 3 buses and is able to look at ways of developing more services to the town and rural community.