Residents who heard news of the suspension of the Bluebird community bus service will doubtless be pleased to learn that it has now resumed following a re-reinterpretation of the relevant Department of Transport ‘guidance’.
Diligent readers will recall that Compass Travel withdrew the No. 17 Sunday service on 16th September as the numbers of passengers travelling no longer covered the cost of operation. However, as from 17th September, Sussex Coaches have restored the service following an appeal from Brighton City Council and Brighton Bus Watch. ‘Senior’ and disability bus passes are accepted. Stagecoach continues to operate the route on Monday–Saturday.
Compass Travel 17 Horsham — Brighton: the Sunday service is being withdrawn with effect from 16th September as the numbers of passengers travelling no longer cover the cost of operation. The Monday to Saturday 17 service operated by Stagecoach will continue unchanged.
As from today, there is a full daily bus service from the Dyke to central Brighton. Buses run (roughly) every 45 minutes and National Trust members can park up there for free. Here’s the timetable [PDF]. The service reverts to weekends only in mid-September.
The dog-leg that connects Poynings to the Saddlescombe Road is to be closed from Wednesday 11th January until .. Tuesday 17th March 2017 — according to the obvious nonsense circulated by Matt Davey, Director of Highways and Transport at WSCC.
Update 14th January: as of 5:00pm this afternoon, the road was open. That does not mean it will be open on Monday morning, though. Proceed cautiously.
Update 16th January: the road remains open, all contractor detritus removed.
Nowadays, bad news from local government comes in the form of a ‘survey’. Fulking users of the Compass Travel 100 service from Burgess Hill to Horsham via Pulborough will be delighted to learn that “a few journeys” on that service will soon be diverted via Barns Green. Click the map above for the rationale and to help WSCC “understand the potential impact of the proposed changes”.
A talk by Eddie Colgate to Henfield History Group at 8:00pm on Tuesday 11th October 2016 in the Free Church Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield. Eddie Colgate is the author of the recently published book Henfield’s Wonderful Railway: The Brighton to Horsham Line 1861-1966, Winchester: George Mann Publications, 2015.
A mobile home is to be driven up Clappers Lane from the village end to the Conifers site tomorrow, Tuesday 23rd August. Residents will need to remove any parked cars in order to allow access. Timing unknown.