Bye Bye to Bob the Bus

This was received recently from Simon Harrington, Chair of Bob the Bus:

“It is with regret that I have to inform you that the BOB twice weekly service to/from Littlehempston will cease after Wednesday 13th July 2016. Having run the service since April 2015 we have averaged just over half a passenger per trip, mostly at the A385 stop rather than in the village. The bridge/stopping place and reversing/turning have also been problematic and Devon County Council declined our request to be able to offer concessionary (bus pass) travel before 09.30. We will be posting notice of the cessation of service and have received permission from the Traffic Commissioners to cancel the service. As a local charity we will always be willing to reconsider a service to the village should circumstances change.”

A big thank you from Littlehempston to all the volunteers who run this wonderful service.