Winter bus service for three estates in Lewes

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Three Lewes estates will have a winter Sunday and public holiday bus service thanks to a joint effort by Lewes Town Council and Community Transport for the Lewes Area Ltd.

CTLA made a presentation to the Town Council at its meeting last week.

The CTLA offered to run six return journeys between Landport, Malling and the town centre and five return journeys from the Nevill.

The service will offer consecutive circular journeys offering cross-town journeys on the same bus and will accept English National concessionary bus passes. The buses are fully accessible for wheelchairs and buses and will complement a similar summer service funded by the South Downs National Park Authority.

The Town Council further agreed to match funding by Newhaven, Peacehaven, Telscombe and Seaford Town Councils to contribute to the charitable aims of the CTLA, with its dial-a-ride scheme, and travel club.

Under this scheme, which will start on October 5, buses will leave the Nevill (Firle Crescent) for the Bus Station at 10.56; 11.56; 12.56. 13.56 and 15.26.

Buses from Landport will leave Waldshut Road at 10.34; 11.34; 12.34; 13.34; 15.04 and 16.04. From Malling the buses will leave at 10.17; 11.17; 12.37; 14.17 and 15.47. All buses will serve the Bus Station and Tesco supermarket.

Lewes Town Council voted to support the scheme after the presentation.

CTLA is a registered charity and a not-for-profit company providing affordable, accessible transport for individuals and groups in the Lewes District and other parts of East Sussex who find it difficult to access normal forms of transport.