Surrey connect, is an on-demand bus service which will be available from 4 September across Tandridge, Farnham, Cranleigh, West Guildford and Longcross, in addition to the already established service in Mole Valley, to help residents travel sustainably.
Wanborough and the villages to the West and South fall under the Farnham area.
Rather than being restricted by traditional bus timetables, the accessible mini buses are available for travel for everyone, when they are needed. The services operating in West Guildford, Longcross and Tandridge also operate out of the area, to enable residents to get around more easily and access key areas including some local hospitals and train stations.
The new scheme is funded by Surrey County Council to improve access to sustainable travel in areas of the county where there are fewer bus services. It comes after the success of the existing service in Mole Valley which launched last year and has transported over 20,000 passengers around the district.
Fares are charged based on how many miles are travelled starting from £2 for adults.
Journeys can be booked:
Online at: www.surreyconnect.org.uk
Via the ‘Surrey connect’ app – available from Google Play (Android) or the App Store (Apple)
Buses run Monday to Friday from 7am to 7pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 6pm.
Journeys can be booked with 30 minutes notice or up to 7 days in advance.
For more information visit: www.surreycc.gov.uk/surreyconnect
Half price bus fares for under 20s in Surrey
Young people aged 20 and under are now entitled to 50% off all bus journeys across Surrey.
A new free ‘LINK’ card has been developed by Surrey County Council which can be shown on any bus in Surrey to qualify for the discount on all single and return journeys. Applications can be made at www.surreycc.gov.uk/surreylink.
Journeys should start and/or end in Surrey and people in the qualifying age group must live in the county.
Drivers to save up to £10,000 on electric vans to improve air quality on the A3
Diesel van owners who drive along the Guildford stretch of the A3 more than three times a week, could be eligible for a grant to replace their vehicle with an electric model.
Surrey County Council is working in partnership with Guildford Borough Council to deliver a £11 million National Highways scheme, aimed at reducing high levels of pollution in the area. Applications can be made here from Tuesday 12 September 2023.
Vehicle dealerships that sell and lease qualifying electric light commercial vehicles are also being encouraged to apply to participate in the scheme. Applications can be made at www.surreycc.gov.uk/a3evgrantdealer.
More information is available at www.surreycc.gov.uk/a3evgrant
JH checks is this is for commercial vehicles only, MF confirms yes commercial only
Surrey community recycling centres to accept small DIY waste from households free of charge
From 1st September, Surrey County Council will lift charges on resident DIY waste in line with Government policy changes that were proposed a in June.
The County Council, like most neighbouring authorities currently charge for all rubble and plasterboard to be disposed of at community recycling centres (CRCs). From 1st September up to two 50-litre rubble bags or one large item no larger than 2m x 0.75m x 0.7m per household will be accepted for free, at a maximum frequency of four visits over four weeks. Anything in excess of this will be chargeable at current rates.
DIY waste can be accepted at nine of the 15 community recycling centres and access to the rubble and plasterboard containers will continue to be controlled and monitored. A new monitoring system will be introduced using the automatic number plate recognition system to monitor usage.
WANBOROUGH VILLAGE HALL
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for the future, email: WanboroughVillageHall@gmail.com.
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PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
The next meeting Parish Council meeting is on Wednesday 29thth November 2023 at 7.30pm to be held in Wanborough Village Hall. Meetings are open to the public and contributions welcome.
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