The DT11 Transport Action Group

Latest News April 2016

Although the X12 will continue (Blandford – Salisbury will change to Service 20 –Timetable with TD branding 20160118) other cuts will still go ahead.  The DT11 Transport Action Group have organised an open meeting to give you chance to meet County Councillors and Community Service Transport Providers and see how the gaps can be filled in the rural areas.

DT11 transport action group open meeting

Open meeting agenda 12.4.16

 

Latest News September 2015

Following on from the success of the 16-25 Age group pilot key card system used on the Isle of Wight the DT11 Transport Action Group decided to lobby for the introduction for the same scheme in North Dorset. I’m pleased to report that we have been successful and these smart cards are now available from the More Bus website – www.morebus.co.uk.

Latest News August 2015

Due to some timetable changes we have updated the DT11 area transport leaflet.  Please access the following link to download the document.

July 2015

DT11 TAG Community Transport Service Providers meeting 29th June 2015

TAG Action points 29.6.15

DT11 Transport Action Group Newsletter

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DT11 TAG newsletter side 2

Please click on the following link to access the DT11 area Timetable – Timetable Revised Dec 2014

The Rural Dorset Wheels 2 Work Scheme

The Rural Dorset Wheels 2 Work (RDW2W) scheme is for people aged 16 and above who need affordable transport to enable them to access education, employment and training or simply for getting around.

Unlike other moped schemes, the RDW2W scheme is a ‘loan to own’ scheme whereby at the end of the payment period, you will own the moped rather than having just rented it, with the option to keep it, sell it back to the scheme (if in very good condition) or sell it privately to finance your next vehicle.

Click here for further details – www.rdw2w.co.uk

Moped Flyer V7

Latest News November 2014

The DT11 Transport Action Group have produced a leaflet which incorporates all the bus services in the DT11 area, including all available Community Transport Schemes.  Please click on the following link to access this information –  Timetable Revised Dec 2014

Also just released are the latest bus timetables for the Eastern and Northern Dorset areas – Eastern_Book-WEB  Northern_Book-WEB

BLANDFORD TRANSPORT ACTION GROUP WILL CHAMPION COMMUNITY NEEDS

Following on from our open meeting in September and response sent to Dorset County Council decisions regarding cutting some bus services had been deferred.  However, it was clear that there was going to be ‘a hole’ in the services provided and other options may need to be considered to bridge this gap.

Cuts to the X8 service between Blandford and Poole had been the subject of a petition by young people some 7 years ago, Nic carried out some research and contacted clubs and organisations serving young people in the Blandford area. This produced some disturbing reports from TREADS clients in particular who cannot afford a car, or who do not drive. They are seriously disadvantaged in what they can and can’t do because of the infrequency of services and the high cost of bus fares. One young man lives in Poole during the week and comes home to his young family at weekends because he cannot afford the bus fare between Blandford and Poole and the service doesn’t match his shift timings. Nic was given many similar reports about isolation and the inability to get into and out of Blandford for similar reasons. So in our February meeting  Nic approached the subject of how we might provide a community transport service to replace the once a week buses on the 320 route from the Tarrants into Wimborne, and the 322 commercial service from Sixpenny Handley and Chettle into Blandford. Nic asked TAG members to capture information on the situation regarding young people in their villages and parishes and he is in contact with community transport providers and DCC’s John Cumming for ideas on how best to replace the 320 and 322 services.

On the 23rd April the Community Transport Providers are getting together to see what schemes are available and how best the information can be collated.

On the 29th April there is an open meeting at the Corn Exchange for everyone to get a further update on bus cuts and to see how we got on with the Community Schemes.

Our photo shows Bus2Go’s Margo Kirk and friends receiving a cheque for £250 outside the Parish Rooms from TAG Chairman and Rotary President Nic Nicol.

Blandford Transport Action Group

 

February TAG Meeting

Following on from our open meeting in September and response sent to Dorset County Council decisions regarding cutting some bus services had been deferred.  However, it was clear that there was going to be ‘a hole’ in the services provided and other options may need to be considered to bridge this gap.

Cuts to the X8 service between Blandford and Poole had been the subject of a petition by young people some 7 years ago, Nic carried out some research and contacted clubs and organisations serving young people in the Blandford area. This produced some disturbing reports from TREADS clients in particular who cannot afford a car, or who do not drive. They are seriously disadvantaged in what they can and can’t do because of the infrequency of services and the high cost of bus fares. One young man lives in Poole during the week and comes home to his young family at weekends because he cannot afford the bus fare between Blandford and Poole and the service doesn’t match his shift timings. Nic was given many similar reports about isolation and the inability to get into and out of Blandford for similar reasons. So in our February meeting  Nic approached the subject of how we might provide a community transport service to replace the once a week buses on the 320 route from the Tarrants into Wimborne, and the 322 commercial service from Sixpenny Handley and Chettle into Blandford. Nic asked TAG members to capture information on the situation regarding young people in their villages and parishes and he is in contact with community transport providers and DCC’s John Cumming for ideas on how best to replace the 320 and 322 services.

On the 25th March the Community Transport Providers are getting together to see what schemes are available and how best the information can be collated.

On the 29th April there is an open meeting for everyone to get a further update on bus cuts and to see how we got on with the Community Schemes.

 

Minutes/Action Points

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TAG Action points 29.6.15

TAG Action points 21.4.15

TAG minutes 7 May 2013 (2)

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DT11’s TAG Response to Dorset County Council

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Dorset Community Minibus directory – click on link below to access the directory

Dorset community transport directory

Dorset Community Transport Scheme – copy the link below.  This takes you to the Dorset for you site, enter your postcode and you’ll see all services available in your area, including community transport.

http://mapping.dorsetforyou.com/mylocal/

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