Witney/Chipping Norton bus - use it or lose it!
As has been posted here a few times, Oxfordshire County Council is removing bus subsidies (subject to a final decision in February), which threatens the survival of the X9 bus to Witney and Chipping Norton.
Right now, the best thing you can do to save the bus is to use it - helping to show the bus operators that it's worth their while continuing to run it. The bus is frequent, running every hour through the day, and convenient, taking just 20 minutes with no hassle finding a parking space. If you're of pension age you travel for free - just get a free bus pass online if you don't already have one.
Buses leave from the Bell on Church Street at:
- to Witney: 07.15, 08.10, then every hour from 09.30 to 18.30
- to Chipping Norton: 08.10, then every hour from 09.30 to 18.30
- on Saturdays the first buses are at 08.30 (to Witney) and 08.25 (to Chippy)
- no buses on Sundays
There are also stops at the Co-op, the Enstone Road crossroads, at Fiveways, along the Slade and by the Scout Hut on Nine Acres Lane.
The buses are run by Cotswold firm Pulhams and are generally punctual and in good order. They're low-floor vehicles so accessible to people of limited mobility.
So next time you're going to Witney or Chipping Norton, why not use the bus? It's easier than a car and you'll be helping to ensure Charlbury keeps its service!