Residents have said that they want the option of a direct bus to Morpeth. To see how popular this would be, Big Local funds will be used to provide a Community Transport (CT) minibus service to Morpeth on Wednesdays - Morpeth Market day - for the ten weeks leading up to Christmas. WATBus will be providing this service for us. It will run around the four CELL villages, then into Morpeth and back, twice each Wednesday. The service is planned to start 22nd October 2014 and end on Xmas Eve 2014. ROUTE AND TIMINGS ARE NOW AVAILABLE - click here.
To use a Community Transport service, regulations specify that passengers are members of an appropriate organisation. Therefore anyone wishing to use the service must join our scheme and carry a membership card. Application forms will be available at the CELL Big Local postbox sites (see here for locations); or you can download and print out one here. Please return the completed form to one of the CELL postboxes. Your membership card will be available from your selected location within (we hope!) one week (but not before 1st October). If you attach a stamped self-addressed envelope to your application we will return your card in that.
For the period of the trial, both membership and journeys will be FREE. If the trial is popular and the service is continued, we may introduce charges.