The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) is making its 16 seater town shuttle bus available to all Cirencester residents after reading about bus cuts, parking issues and efforts by local campaign group ‘Cirencester Action on Buses’.
Claire Bloomer, local town councillor and secretary to the Cirencester Community Development Trust championed the project after her daughter’s school bus to Cirencester Deer Park was cut.
The service will start from Thursday the 12th July for a six week trial.
Commenting on the launch Cllr Bloomer said: “I am thrilled this service is being trialled, we hope that students from Deer Park, Kings Hill and Cirencester College will benefit for this new service as well as residents wanting to pop in and out of town.”
The service will not take cash and you will need to print your ticket via Cirencester Community Development Trust website www.cirencdt.org.uk or collect from the local information centre and Bingham House on Dyer Street.
Graham Barton at the RAU said: “The RAU is committed to supporting the town and this partnership with Chedworth Travel and Cirencester Community Development Trust shows what can be achieved when we work together.”
Chairman of CDC’s Cirencester parking board entered discussions with a view to helping to reduce the reliance on cars by local residents.
And a quote: Commenting on the scheme Cllr Harris said: “This is great news, every opportunity to reduce the pressure on parking should be welcomed. I hope it’s a great success.”