Community Travel Scheme continues to expand
Flintshire County Council has been working in partnership with the community
councils of Treuddyn, Llanfynydd, Leeswood and Ponblyddyn as well as Broughton
and Bretton to develop a new sustainable community travel service for the
The Taxibus service started on 28 November and operates with a fixed route and
timetable enabling residents from the area to access and connect with key
services in Broughton.
The scheme is the latest in the Community Travel initiative developed with
Community and Town Councils in Higher Kinnerton, Northop Hall, 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
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. Community transport schemes
like this are becoming more urgent and essential because of the continuing
economic climate of austerity.
Preparations to develop a similar community transport scheme are well underway
in and around Holywell.
For more details about the schemes, please visit:
tshire.aspx or call 01352 701234.
Flintshire County Council launch their latest community transport in
Pontybodkin. Pictured: Flintshire County Councils Streetscene Jess Pritchard
along with Bus Driver Jeff Price, Cllr David Hughes, Cllr Carolyn Thomas, Cllr
Ray Hughes and Bus owner Mark Coates