Community Transport is a safe, accessible, cost-effective and flexible form of transport. It can be developed to directly address gaps in public transport provision and create noticeable and lasting social and economic benefits.
Community Transport is of particular value to people who, for a variety of reasons do not have access to a car or public transport. It also provides a lifeline in both rural and urban areas, catering for a variety of needs and situations.
To address these issues Flintshire County Council have developed the Flintshire Community Travel scheme.
As part of the scheme five areas have broadly been identified where an alternative transport provision, in the form of Community Transport, needs to be developed or there is a gap in the current provision or there may be in the future. These are:
- East Flintshire (Higher Kinnerton-Bretton-Broughton)
- Central Flintshire (Penyffordd-Buckley and Argoed-Buckley)
- Deeside (Northop Hall-Connah’s Quay)
- Holywell (Brynford, Trelawynyd & Gwaenysgor, Carmel & Whitford, Greenfield, Holywell)
- South & West Flintshire (Llanfynydd-Treuddyn-Leeswood-Mold and Broughton)
A range of schemes are currently being developed:
A taxibus service is a regular public bus service, run by a licensed Hackney Carriage or Private Hire operator using a taxi or private hire vehicle. Taxibus services will be operating in the areas highlighted above.
Just like a regular bus service it runs along a fixed route and to a scheduled timetable. Users can just turn up, usually at designated stopping places and pay a fare similar to a regular bus fare and passengers can use their concessionary bus passes.
Please click on the links to access timetable information where available:
Higher Kinnerton-Bretton-Broughton - currently operating
Penyffordd-Buckley - Commencing August 2017
Argoed-Buckley - Commencing August 2017
Northop Hall-Connah’s Quay - Commencing 21st August 2017
Flintshire Ring and Ride Service
This is a door-to-door service using cars or minibuses for individuals who are either unable or find it difficult to use or access mainstream transport services and need to travel to their GP surgery or other health related appointments (e.g. dentist/optician).
Please click on the link for further information - Ring Ride Service
Community Bus Schemes
Grant funding has been secured through the Rural Community Development Fund (RCDF) to procure two minibuses for scheme development in the Mold and Holywell areas. The schemes can either be run as demand-responsive or fixed route transport services to published timetables, available to the general public just as a local bus service would be and operated where commercial/subsidised bus routes are not viable.
For further information please contact 01352 701234 or firstname.lastname@example.org