Some of you will be aware that Little Red Bus is no longer able to offer low price community transport in upper Nidderdale, and that we are assessing the viability of our own community bus, based in Pateley. There are a number of people with significant transport needs in the dale who require this important lifeline.
We are moving on with our plans to launch the community bus–the “NiddPlus Bus”–in October, but want to hear from members of the community about their needs and whether some people might want to offer their services as volunteer drivers.
We are holding a public meeting on Thursday 4th July at 7 pm in Pateley Town Council Chamber, where you can find out more and actually see one of the community buses that we will hopefully be using.
The bus would be available for other uses in the community–such as group hire and demand responsive services–so it would become a really useful asset, if we are able to go ahead later this year with the scheme.
Please do come along if you can, as if this initiative is to become sustainable, it needs community support! In the meantime, please contact either myself via email, using the contact form on this site, or Katy Penn at Nidd Plus on 01423 714953 or firstname.lastname@example.org.