Tag Archives: bus

Community-run bus service adds more journeys for summer Saturdays

A pioneering community-run bus service in West Somerset is adding new journeys for the summer season to meet demand. The Number 10 Porlock to Minehead bus was kept running as a partnership thanks to a contract brokered by Somerset County Council when The Buses of Somerset withdrew their service earlier this year. It is entirely […]

Bus route funding extended

  Emergency County Council funding for a Wells to Burnham bus service is being extended until July so work on a community-funded replacement can continue. Emergency funding for the 67 service has been in place since the collapse of Webberbus last year. It ends on 4 March but constructive discussions have been ongoing between parishes, […]

Temporary funding extended for service 67

Temporary funding for the 67 bus service has been extended to allow more time to explore potential community-led replacements. The route links Wookey Hole/Wells to Burnham-on-Sea and emergency funding from Somerset County Council has been in place since the end of May when since its operator, Webberbus, ceased trading at short notice. This funding was […]

Decision on emergency bus funding

Temporary support for three former Webberbus routes is unlikely to be extended when it runs out in December. Emergency funding has helped cover the costs of the 67 service (Wookey Hole/Wells to Burnham-on-Sea) and F and C services in Bridgwater town centre since the key operator ceased trading at short notice at the end of […]

County Council steps in on bus routes

Somerset County Council is stepping in to make sure dozens of important bus routes are covered after one of its key operators informed it that it will cease to operate. Wherever possible the authority is arranging for other bus companies to take on the routes provided by Bridgwater-based Webberbus Ltd which informed the Council today […]