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  • Wick Ferry, an alternative to sitting in traffic to and from Christchurch on Tuckton Bridge ?

    By Com_Publisher at 19:25 on 25/03/12
    Wick Ferry. A nicer way to cross the river, rather than sitting in the queues on Tuckton Bridge?
    Wick Ferry runs across the River Stour between Wick village and Christchurch. At only 90p each way, is it an alternative for those coming into town from Southbourne? The car park in Wick is currently FREE, if you don't need a lot of shopping it may be a useful alternative to popping into town and avoid the stress and wasted fuel as you sit patiently, or not, in the queue to get over Tuckton Bridge while the road works are in operation...
  • New Dial-a-Bus launched for Christchurch

    By Com_Publisher at 22:38 on 27/02/12
    Photo shows the Mayor of Christchurch, Cllr Sue Spittle, and Sandra Prudom, chairman of the Community Partnership, along with Friends of Dial-a-Bus.
    Christchurch residents who find it difficult to access ordinary bus services will be riding on a new bus as part of the Christchurch Dial-a-Bus scheme. The scheme has now procured its first 17-seater accessible minibus. The overall project was financed by funds from the Big Lottery administered Transition Fund, Bournemouth Airport Community Fund, Christchurch Borough Council and the Christchurch Community Partnership. The new bus was...
  • Dorset bridge replacement work could cause five months of traffic disruption

    By This is Dorset at 08:45 on 14/12/11
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    Work to replace an old Dorset footbridge weakened by impact damage is due to start in the New Year. Dorset County Council says it will be more cost-effective to replace the 1960s-built Burton Road footbridge, over the A35 Christchurch bypass, than continue to maintain it. The council's contractor Raymond Brown will begin work in mid-January, and it is expected to be completed by June. A public meeting will be held at Burton Primary...
  • Community bus service to refocus after contracts lost

    By Christchurch People at 11:00 on 03/03/11
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    A PLEDGE of £10,000 from the community fundraising scheme of a supermarket has been a timely announcement for a community bus service which has lost its contract to run subsidised commercial services. NordCat, the community transport scheme based in Sturminster Newton, has learned that it will cease operating subsidised commercial services at the end of the month. Manager Helen Reed said it was being viewed as a positive...
  • Yellow Buses cuts cost of family travel for summer

    By Com_Publisher at 20:54 on 09/08/10
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    The UK Bus Awards Shire Operator of the Year is reducing the price of its family 1 day ticket from £9 to just £7 from Wednesday July 28 until Tuesday August 31. The 1 day ticket entitles 2 adults and up to 3 children under 15 to travel together across the YB network, excluding West Moors. It is only available from the driver. YB is also reducing the cost of its Family Network Plus 1 day ticket from £12 to £10....

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