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New “Tuesday Shopper” minibus service for King’s Sutton

February 28th, 2020

King’s Sutton Parish Council has teamed up with community interest company ABILITY (Northants) to introduce a new minibus service for local residents wishing to visit Banbury. The service will run every Tuesday morning from March 3, 2020 and will be free for concessionary bus pass holders subject to the following conditions:

  • Those wishing to use the service must be registered with ABILITY (Northants). (See below for details of how to register free of charge.)
  • To rserve their seat on the minibus, passengers must book each journey by 12:00 midday, the day before travel, at the latest. (See below for details of how to book.)
  • Bus passes must be shown to the driver at the time of travel.
  • Those without a bus pass can still use the service but must pay a small fare for each trip. 

Please note that the parish council’s established “Thursday Shopper” bus service will continue to run. Click here to view details of that service on the council's website.

Tuesday King’s Sutton-Banbury Minibus Timetable

Travel times from King’s Sutton to Banbury

  • 10:30 Astrop Road Bus Shelter
  • 10:35 Banbury Lane Bus Shelter

Travel time from Banbury to King’s Sutton

  • 13:15 Bridge Street, Banbury 

How to Register

Click here to use the online registration form on the ABILITY (Northants) website. (You'll need to scroll down the page to find the form.)

Hard copies of the registration form are available from the Parish Clerk’s Office on the first floor of the Millennium Memorial Hall and from the Hall Coffee Shop held on Monday and Friday mornings. Alternatively, a PDF of the form can be downloaded from here

NB: Registration is free of charge for people who just wish to use the Tuesday King’s Sutton-Banbury Minibus service. Optional “Silver” and “Gold” PLUS Bus Services are available for those requiring additonal features. (See below for details.) 

How to Book Your Journey

Journeys can be booked online here or by calling 07799 522097.

PLUS Bus Services

Silver Registration offers service users the opportunity to book trips further in advance and ensures a seat on the bus. The annual costs are:

  • £24.00 per year for one person
  • £36.00 per year for two people living at the same address

Gold Registration is aimed at service users with mobility or disability issues who need to be picked up from home or from a location close to home and given assistance on and off the bus. Gold registrants also have the opportunity to book trips further in advance and ensure a seat on the bus. The annual cost for one person is £36.00 per year.

Click here to contact ABILITY (Northants) by email.

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