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A night on the buses

Changes from April 2013

Following our article back in October 2012 about the necessity to increase the fee charged to villages, our programme of visits is set to change from April 2013.

Unfortunately 6 villages were unable to afford or chose not to hire our services from 1st April 2013. However, we have received bookings from enough villages to secure a nearly full termly programme of visits for one of our buses. This means that from 15 April 2013 (after the school holidays the weekly schedule will look like this:
Mondays 4pm - Eversdens
Mondays 7pm - Oakington
Tuesdays 4pm - Burwell
Tuesdays 7pm - Soham
Tuesdays 7pm - Orwell (building based)
Wednesdays 4pm - Haslingfield
Wednesdays 7pm - Comberton
Thursdays 4pm - Traveller site
Thursdays 7pm - Free
Fridays 4pm - Benwick
Fridays 7pm - Littleport

The villages we will no longer be providing the youth bus too are:
Elsworth - no other youth clubs
Willingham - two youth clubs now running at the Baptist Church on Weds and Thurs
Caldecote - we are working with a newly formed youth committee to help start a building based youth club in September
Fen Drayton - no other youth clubs
Papworth - new youth club about to start
Bar Hill - no other youth clubs

Although it is disappointing that the current financial climate means we are providing less facilities it is promising that we have enough interest to enable one bus to continue. The other bus is in need of a new engine and once quotes have been received the Management Committee will be making the decision whether to go ahead and put into to storage or to get rid of the bus.

A Night on the Buses shown at AGM

Back in October 2012 we held our AGM at which the following video was shown. It gives an idea of what a night on our youth buses might look like if you were to pop in.

Also at the AGM, two new trustees were appointed:
Susannah Harris - experience in Community Development both at district council and with own business and link with Connections Bus Project going back many years.
Andrew Smith - experience with cadets and careers advice in Suffolk

View the Full April 2013 newsletter here


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