GOOD NEWS AT LAST!
GOOD NEWS AT LAST!
As restrictions are lifted as part of the government’s ‘Road to Freedom’, we are hoping to restart the Minibus service as soon as we are allowed which, at the moment, is 21st June.
Initially we will be offering a local shopping service to Storrington (Waitrose) and Pulborough (Tesco and Sainsburys.) As the year progresses we will gradually increase service to include Chichester, Horsham and Worthing plus pub lunches and scenic trips; this will, of course, depend on demand from members.
From the 17th May we will be contacting you all, by telephone, to find out which trips you would like to take with us initially . This will enable us to plan trips, with safety in mind, in case social distancing is still a requirement.
You will also be asked what other excursions may be of interest to you, whether it is the pub lunches, scenic outings or possible theatre trips to The Capitol in Horsham. Please feel free to feed back to us any suggestions you may have to improve our service whether it be pub venues, outings or shopping destinations.
If still required by the regulations, you will be asked to wear a face mask when travelling (unless officially exempted) and to use the hand sanitiser provided before entering the minibus. We recommend all passengers are vaccinated before travel.
We are please to announce that Membership fees will be carried over from last year and fares are being kept at 2020 levels. If possible, we ask passengers to have the correct money for fares to minimise the handling of cash.
We look forward to seeing you all ‘on the buses’ before too long.
Local Coordinator for the Storrington Team
We are appealing for new volunteers to join our happy, diverse team. We need volunteer drivers, preferably in their 60s, with a clean driving licence. We also need assistants to help passengers while they are on the bus.
The association is an award-winning charity, run entirely by volunteers, that provides shopping trips and fun afternoon outings and pub lunch trips to members of our community without transport. It also provides a vital lifeline and social opportunities to the many amongst us who live alone.
We are a really friendly bunch and would love to hear from you. If you are able to offer just a few hours of your time each month, please call Angela Reynolds on 01903 746648 or email firstname.lastname@example.org’
Storrington Minibus Schedule
Storrington village operates a number of buses and has a wide variety of destinations. Pick up’s from residents homes in Cootham, Thakeham (south of Jackets Hill), Sullington and Storrington Parishes or, for West Chiltington residents, in Nutbourne, Thakeham (north of Jackets Hill) and West Chiltington Parishes.
Please call the Booking office on 01903 740282 to book ALL trips, outings and lunches.
Membership information can be provided by Jenny Hibbert, West Chiltington 01798 813045 , or Anne Ford Robertson, Storrington , 01903 743261
For general information please call Local Co-ordinator Jane Jeffery on 01903 743 693
Monthly outing details can be obtained from David Richardson on 01903 744178.
Monthly lunches details can be obtained from Ian Clarke on 01903 743261
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