Concessionary Bus Service to Finish in April 2016…

Do you want a replacement volunteer transport scheme in Horley?

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For some years now Horley has had the benefit of a free bus service on Thursdays. The service runs from Hornton, through Horley into Banbury and back again twice each Thursday morning. This concessionary service is subsidised by Oxfordshire County Council. However, due to their budget reductions, the County Council has now decided to cut all concessionary services from April next year, so it appears this service will disappear at that point.

The Parish Council considered this news at their meeting on 12 November, and agreed to investigate whether there is a need in the village for a volunteer transport scheme, to assist anyone who has no transport of their own, and struggles to get into Banbury. If there is anyone in this position, the Council would seek to set up a list of people who are willing to help out by offering lifts into and out of town from time to time.

If there is anyone who would like assistance with transport in this way, they are asked to let the Clerk to the Parish Council, David Marriott know, by emailing him on horleyparishclerk@btinternet.com, or calling on 07872 930030.

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