Community Transport Update

This is what Cllr Cindy Hinds are written about the new Community Transport Service:

"After extensive consultation with residents, Flintshire County Council, in conjunction with Penyffordd and Penymynydd District Community Council, will be launching a new Taxi-bus service which will soon be in operation running through Penyffordd, Penymynydd and Dobshill to Buckley. The taxi-bus will operate as an 8-seater minibus. This will run along a fixed route and timetable, enabling residents from these areas to access and connect with key services to Buckley. Concessionary passes can be used on the service. The service will compliment the existing bus services and will help fill the gaps in our current network. Route details and timetables in this area will be confirmed in the coming weeks, followed by a campaign to ensure all residents know about the service being provided. In addition to this, new bus infrastructure will be provided along the route which will include new shelters, lighting, footway improvements, information points etc."

Following resident and group complaints about the siting of new Community Transport bus stops, this week Cllr Cindy Hinds met with residents, contractors and the Flintshire County Council Streetscene team to review the plans. The decided to use the existing bus shelter opposite St Johns' Church, erect a new bus stop (with flag not shelter) on Penymynydd Road, close to Bilberry Close, and erect a new shelter on Wats Road - the nearby old bus shelter is being removed and replaced with a bus stop with flag, there is a shelter being erected on New Road, Dobshill. The work on Wellhouse Drive has stopped and there will be no bus stop there.

In addition to this service, there will be a demand responsive transport service operating as a 'ring and ride' for people who are unable to access or use conventional public transport to access medical appointments etc.