The new ban on buses in Southwold town centre may make our high street a safer and less busy place, but many bus users are upset at having to walk hundreds of additional yards every time they go to town.
Luckily Suffolk County Council have come to the rescue, by providing Southwold Town Council with a free minibus, which will be used to soften the impact of the high street bus ban. Southwold Mayor Michael Ladd told the Eastern Daily Press: “The bus stop is a few hundred yards on from where it was and people have to walk a lot further now, which could be a problem for those with shopping or those who are less mobile. That was one of the issues raised in the feedback and we have pursued the shuttle bus as a result of that.”
After a period of consultation, the service began operating last week, and if you want to give it a try, here are the timetables. We’d love to hear what you think of the new service, and of the Southwold bus ban, so if you’ve got an opinion you’re just itching to share, get in touch via the comments section below.