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It’s ‘All Change’ at Bob the Bus.

Long-standing Chair Simon Harrington and wife Barbara are moving to Suffolk later this year.

Incoming Chair Steve Grove said “Simon has worked tirelessly for Bob the Bus over many years. He’s been incredibly hands-on, and has guided the organisation through its expansion from the days of the Harbourne Shuttle to become one of the most respected of local charities. He will be a very hard act to follow.”

Bob the Bus operates two regular round-town services from Monday to Friday, connecting Follaton and Bridgetown to the town centre, Leatside surgery and the railway station. These are ‘hail and ride’ services, so can stop anywhere on the route. They’re popular with shoppers, tourists and students – in fact anyone who wants to get around cheaply. From April, the service to Harberton and Harbertonford is being withdrawn, as these villages are now well served by the Tally Ho 164 route. But Bob still goes to Ashprington/Cornworthy (Wednesday and Friday) and Stoke Gabriel (Tuesday and Friday).

And, from the end of March, Bob will be accepting contactless payments from your credit card or phone, in addition to bus passes or even cash.

Bob the Bus is making a good post-Covid recovery, thanks partly to on-going support from Town and District councils. Regular passenger numbers are up to about 60% of their pre-pandemic level, and its Travel Club and private hire activities are operating normally. But there are lots of challenges ahead. Steve said “We have a great team of nearly 40 volunteer drivers, but we need more to maintain and grow the range of services on offer. And we’re always on the look-out for a secure hub where we could park and maintain our 4 buses more easily. If you’d like to help, contact us via bobthebus.org.uk, or phone 07800 745332.”

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Half Term Park and Ride

Bob the Bus will be operating a FREE Park and Ride service during the October half term week in support of local businesses.

Saturday 23rd to Saturday 30th October 2021, 10am – 5pm Daily.

From KEVICC  (Redworth side, TQ9 5JX) to town via Station Road / Coronation Road / Fore Street / High Street / Narrows / Western Bypass & pack to KEVICC.

Running Every 15 minutes.  Stops anywhere on Fore Street and High Street.

Advance notice and directional signage on all routes into town.

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April 12th 2021 – RESUMING 5 day service

All Bob services will resume 5 days a week from 12th April 2021.

Remaining COVID safety measures

  • Seat Capacity will remain at 10, maintaining 1 metre spacing between passengers
  • Mask must be worn unless proof of exemption is shown
  • Hand sanitiser is available on entry
  • Correct cash fare accepted No change given
  • Return tickets only will be issued
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Transport to Vaccinations Devon Live

Devon Live article on Bob the Bus transport to Vaccination centre

 

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VACCINATION TRANSPORT

Covid 19 vaccinations

Bob the Bus will be providing transport to St Boniface in Buckfastliegh. By donation only

We will pick you up from your house and take you home again.

Please call Lyn on 07800745332 to book if you have a vaccination appointment.

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Additional service to DUKES RD Country Bus

The Country bus will be extending their route to Dukes road as a request during Bobs supension, see timetable below

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ALL SERVICES SUSPENDED 5th November

From 5th November Bob 1/2 services will be suspended during the lockdown period

Our Reasons for this suspension:

1.It’s not appropriate to expose our volunteer drivers to a higher level of risk (due to the increased prevalence of the virus in the community).
2. Government guidelines now draw attention to the over-60s being at higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus – the majority of our drivers fall into this category.
3. Many (not all) of our regular passengers are in vulnerable categories, and should not be expected to be using public transport at a time of higher risk.

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Bob1 B Cancelled Friday 25th September

Due to unforeseen circumstances BOB 1 Bridgetown is cancelled tomorrow FRIDAY 25th Sept. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Bob 2 will be running as usual and Bob 1 will resume Monday 28th Sept

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BOB IS BACK ! 6th JULY

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 George Holdsworth is kindly fundraising for the charity from 4th July. He is intending to walk a mammoth 630 miles around the coast in memory of his late mum Frankie and to raise funds for Bob the Bus. A fundraising page has been set up and the link for this is below if you wish to donate.
Thank you George !
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