West Oxfordshire Community Transport have been running the Carterton Connector bus service, Routes 345 and 355, since 2 March 2021 with financial support from the Town Council. The service operates three days a week – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, to bring residents from the outskirts into the town centre.
WOCT are seeking to expand further in the future and are considering adding another day and serving a wider area of the town.
At their recent town council meeting councillors supported a £15,000 grant towards keeping the service running for the next financial year.
Cllr Michele Mead, who represents Carterton South at both the town and district council, said: "The Conservative-led town council has supported the community bus service from the start of its operation and this further £15,000 grant shows our commitment to keeping this service running. I think it's important that all residents have access to everything the town centre has to offer and the community bus is a fantastic way to do this. Residents are able to go into town to shop, meet friends, go to the doctors using this door to door service and it's accessible to all abilities with no specific stops as it's a flag down service."
West Oxfordshire Community Transport is a community-owned co-operative, running six bus routes across the district and providing vital transport links for the local community. The Carterton Connector 345/355 services link the northern and southern outskirts of Carterton with the town centre.