Use the Damory number 74 Yeovil to Sherborne and villages.
Local transport operator NORDCAT is providing a trial Monday bus service to fill the gap left when the public service 57 was deregistered. This has been made possible by a Dorset County Council Community Transport Grant.
The bookable, accessible, bus service is for residents in both the West End and McCreery Road areas of Sherborne town.
Residents of the West End set up their own transport committee, which included a member of Newland Surgery Patient Participation Group, to work with bus operators and local councils to find provide this service for the area.
This trial will provide a service that can drop-off at surgeries, supermarkets and various locations on the route. If there are enough passengers an additional trip could be provided. This service is available to those who don’t have access to, or are unable to use, other forms of transport.
The initial 12-week trial is on Mondays from 1 October to 17 December. If the trial is successful and self-sustainable, NORDCAT can continue to provide the Monday service next year.
Passengers need to register with NORDCAT and that their journey needs to be pre-booked. NORDCAT’s telephone number is 01258 472164 or 473154.
You may not use it yourself, but please inform others who may benefit from this new service.