A bookable community vehicle/dial-up service could be used to connect Pershore and villages to the north of the town. The proposed route would be approximately 19.5 miles long and encompass stopping points in the following villages: • Naunton Beauchamp • North Piddle • Grafton Flyford • Flyford Flavell • Abberton • Bishampton • Throckmorton • Tilesford (Willow Bank) • Pershore (Train Station) • Pershore (Broad Street) Indicative timings suggest the route could be completed in less than an hour and that passengers alighting at the first stop would spend no longer than 40 minutes if first pick up is Naunton Beauchamp (50 minutes on the bus if route is reversed to have first pick up at Tileford). This would allow for a service to run at least 4 times a day Monday to Friday for social use; it could be run 6 times per day if the aim is also to facilitate commuting ie drop off/pick up from Train station and other key employer locations in Pershore prior to 8:30 and after 5:30.
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Why it's a great idea:
Bishampton and Throckmorton Parish Council have the support of Pershore Plus Volunteer Centre. Pershore Plus Volunteer Centre has already supported Peopleton Parish Council in providing a connector to the villages to the west of Pershore providing transport links to people wishing to access shops, services and social facilities in Pershore. This project aims to expand the connector service in the North to provide transport into Pershore for people that want to access the facilities in Pershore, but will also benefit young people and people that wish to access employment facilities. The project will make a significant contribution to the Wychavon District Council and Worcester County Council priorities to increase the range of community-based transport options across Worcestershire and to have the capacity to link into the National Bus Strategy.
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About the space
Pershore is surrounded by 46 villages and Hamlets with little or no public transport. The connector bus will transport people from nine villages to and from Pershore enabling them to access shops and leisure facilities.
Wychavon District Council