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Coffee and cake fuels the Bishop’s Stortford Minibus Trust service




Coffee and cakes are helping to keep the Bishop’s Stortford Minibus Trust service on the road.

Supporter Tracey King organised a tombola fundraiser at the Methodist Church in South Street and served refreshments to around 70 people, generating £248. She said: “We have a great team of helpers.”

It was the fourth such event she has organised over the past two years to raise almost £1,000 for the shuttle which is a lifeline for many town residents, particularly the elderly. One of Tracey’s neighbours uses it to get to Age Concern facilities at the New Apton Centre.

The trust spends more than £60,000 a year so its fleet of four minibuses, managed by Bishop's Stortford Town Council, can offer not-for-profit transport to the community.

As well as a self-drive option for groups, the trust provides regular services including the Stortford Shuttle, which runs Monday to Friday from 7.50am to 3pm. Its one hour, circular route covers Thorley, Havers, Parsonage, Bishop's Gate, the Herts and Essex Hospital and the town centre and rotates six times a day. Tickets cost £4 all day. Passengers can hop on and off as they please.

The Hadham Hopper is a free service and runs every Thursday from Much Hadham and Perry Green to and from Bishop's Stortford.

The Saturday Shopper Hopper operates between 9am and 1pm and has a route similar to the Shuttle but also stops at the Tesco superstore in Lancaster Way, Bishop’s Park.

Printed timetables are available from the Independent’s office in North Street.

Methodist Church Hall, Bishops Stortford. Coffee morning raising funds for Minibus Trust. Manning the Tombola Jean King and Betty Slater. .Pic: Vikki Lince. (6584841)
Methodist Church Hall, Bishops Stortford. Coffee morning raising funds for Minibus Trust. Manning the Tombola Jean King and Betty Slater. .Pic: Vikki Lince. (6584841)


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