As you are aware the county council withdrew the subsidy it paid to support bus route 42. A great deal of work has been going on since that decision using the determination by the transport team and elected members to find alternative solutions.
The users of the bus 42 to reach their final destination of Bridport voiced concerns when I travelled with them, so I’m pleased to inform that solutions to get us through what might turn out to be another option in the future, the following is in place for residents.
Working with Dorset Community Transport, we have this:
The operation is evolving and I hope we can list the routes being undertaken shortly.
However, Drimpton, North Bowood and Bowood are being served by a Plusbus operation which has been enhanced having previously operated direct to Bridport from Marshwood and Thorncombe. We are using departure times similar to those used by Damory service 42. Any interested passengers should contact us direct in order that they can be registered.
Dorset Community Transport can be contacted on 01258 287 984.
So, Work continues to make other links and continually assess the demand by residents. Drimpton and the Bowoods are particularly mentioned because they do not have other buses but residents along that previous route from Broadwindsor and Salway Ash are also included but do have another bus service they could use too.
Feedback is most welcome
Best wishes Rebecca