Penyffordd – 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
The scheme is the latest in the Community Travel initiative developed with
Community and Town Councils in Higher Kinnerton, Northop Hall and Connah’s
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
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Streetscene, Councillor Carolyn
“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
Councils 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:
tshire.aspx or call 01352 701234.
Pictured: FCC Cabinet member for Street Scene Cllr Carolyn Thomas, Penyffordd
Cllr Terry Walker, Buckley Mayor Jeanne Hutchinson, FCCs Streetscene Jess
Pritchard and Cllr Richard Jones