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Derby Dales District Council are encouraging as many people as possible to complete the Rural Services Network survey on living in a rural area. Follow this link for more information and to complete the survey.

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Is this your car?

A silver, Toyota car alarm is relentlessly beeping in the memorial hall ND14 – battery will be flat soon.

Alex S

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£1 Return to Carsington Water

Derbyshire Connect Bus service is offering a £1 return special offer to Carsington Water . Details can be found here

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Over the school Easter holidays (10th -22nd April) there will be special low price for children traveling on the Derbyshire Connect bus service of £1 return compared to the normal fare of £2.40.

More info & how to book Derbyshire Connect Service

iris

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Out with the old in with the new

The last scheduled 102 bus left Parwich on Friday 31 March.

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The New Bus

The service has been replaced by Derbyshire Connect, an on demand bus requested by phone  or email. Derbyshire Connect for some weeks has shadowed the 102 but is now the only regular service, At £2 single, £3.80 return, the fares are the same, and bus passes are recognised from 9.30am.
The service is already well used.
What is new is that the service can be used over a wide geographical area, roughly Ashbourne, Wirksworth, Onecote to the West and Hartington/ Newhaven and Ible to the North.
.Derbyshire Connect will run along the principles of a ‘Demand-Responsive-Transport (DRT) service − the first of its kind in Derbyshire.

This means it can be more flexible than conventional ‘turn up and go’ services. These generally have the same start and end destinations with fixed, timetabled stops along the way.

Journeys on Derbyshire Connect will need to be booked between a week and up to two hours before the time of travel. But because journeys are pre-booked, routes can be planned to cater to individual passengers’ needs meaning many more pick up and drop off points can be offered on different days of the week.

Bookings can be made by calling 01335 342951 or by email at bookings@derbyshireconnect.org.uk

Derbyshire Connect is initially being run as a trial for up to a year. It will be operated by Ashbourne Community Transport and serve villages north of Ashbourne and to the east as far as Wirksworth.

It will run 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 6pm, Saturday. There is no Sunday service.

Any kind of passenger will be eligible to use Derbyshire Connect for any type of journey, including current users of conventional bus services, community transport users, young people, older people, visitors and groups. It may also be used for non-emergency patient transport.

After the initial free travel period fares will be £2 adult single, £3.80 return, £1.20 child single, £2.40 return.

Gold Card holders will travel free-of-charge after 9.30am weekdays and anytime Saturdays. b_line2 cardholders will get 25% discount off adult fares and primary school pupils will pay the appropriate fare or travel free as an entitled student.

This is a six month experiment so do use the service to retain it. Importantly, do tell your neighbours who may not use the Internet.

Again ,thanks to the parish council who worked so hard to ensure a bus service remained a lifeline for our community, something recognised by Derbyshire County Council officers.

Map and more details here:

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/images/Derbyshire%20Connect%20DL_tcm44-288592.PDF

By Richard T

 

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Free Bike Anyone?

Free to someone who needs a bike.
Saracen Adventurer hybrid bike in good condition, was serviced last year, has lights and a spare set of wheels. I am just fed up with moving around the shed and not using it.
Jill 353.

This has now found a new home

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Easter £1 Bus Fares for Children

Over the school Easter holidays (10th -22nd April) there will be a special low price for children traveling on the Derbyshire Connect bus service of £1 return compared to the normal fare of £2.40.

More info & how to book Derbyshire Connect Service

iris

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