Successful AGM for DHBUG

DHBUG's AGM was dominated by the news that the main bus service to Chelmsford, the 31X, is to be improved. The news was announced by First's Managing Director UK Bus at the AGM on 14 May. We are of course delighted with this news and are to meet with First to discuss the details and consider how the new service should be publicised.  

The Group will now be able to focus more on what can be done for some of the more isolated villages in the Dengie which are not well served by public transport.  There are still two vacancies on the DHBUG Committee and it would be invaluable if someone from, for example, Bradwell could be persuaded to join.

Other topics at the AGM included alternative bus services during road closures, and arrangements for carrying wheelchairs, baby buggies and shopping trolleys.  Rachael Price, Senior Accessibility Officer at Essex County Council, explained the process of tendering for services that received ECC support, and Andy Ambrose of Arrow Taxis told the meeting that his DaRT services would be selling an Essex Saver ticket which would allow connections with one ticket with other services throughout the local area.  Ken Harris, Chairman of DHBUG, referred to extended delays in providing a suitable bus stop for passengers alighting at Burnham Clocktower.  He expressed thanks to all who attended the meeting and who helped campaign for better bus services for the benefit of both young and old.

14th May 2014 - Dengie Hundred Bus Users Group (DHBUG)

After years of campaigning DHBUG at last see improvements to service 31X

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