Penyffordd â€“ Buckley Community Travel Scheme
Flintshire County Council has been working in partnership with Penyffordd Community Council and Buckley Town Council and recently celebrated the introduction of a new sustainable community travel service for the area.
The Taxibus service started on 30 October 2017 and operates with a fixed route and timetable enabling residents from Penyffordd, Penymynydd, Little Mountain and Buckley areas to access and connect with key services at Buckley Town Centre.
The scheme is the latest in the Community Travel initiative developed with Community and Town Councils in Higher Kinnerton, Northop Hall and Connah's Quay.
Flintshire Ring & Ride is also operating as a "ring-and-ride" style service for people who are unable to access or use conventional public transport services in the area. The Taxishare service will enable people to attend health/medical appointments.
Flintshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Streetscene, Councillor Carolyn Thomas, said:
"Access to key services is essential to ensure that vulnerable people in rural communities are not isolated and we have shown our commitment to local rural communities by introducing schemes like this and it will now be up to the community to show their commitment by using the service wherever possible to ensure they become sustainable into the future. It is becoming more urgent as the latest austerity cuts have been announced which will affect Flintshire Council's ability to continue with bus subsidies.'
Preparations for similar schemes are well underway in other areas of the County with the communities of Treuddyn, Llanfynydd and Holywell are all working with the Council to develop further community travel schemes.
For more details about the pilot schemes, please visit:
http://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/Resident/Streetscene/Community-Transport-in-Flintshire.aspx or call 01352 701234.
Pictured: FCC Cabinet member for Street Scene Cllr Carolyn Thomas, Penyffordd Cllr Terry Walker, Buckley Mayor Jeanne Hutchinson, FCC's Streetscene Jess Pritchard and Cllr Richard Jones