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On 31 October 2023 Transport Secretary Mark Harper said:
Buses are the most popular form of public transport and help people across the country get to work, attend medical appointments and see loved ones - that's why we are extending the 'Get Around for £2' scheme all the way to 31 December 2024. Extending the £2 bus fare cap has only been possible with the redirected HS2 funding secured by this Government making the right long-term decisions for a brighter future, delivering immediate benefits and helping people save money.
Operating on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Towner, Eastbourne to Charleston in Lewes via Seven Sisters Country Park, Alfriston and Charleston in Firle.
This service will end on 17 December 2023. The sponsors are looking into further funding opportunities, and we are looking to increase our overall volunteer driver numbers. The position will be reviewed early in 2024.
Service 39 Sussex Art Shuttle at Charleston Farmhouse.
Read articles about the Sussex Art Shuttle:
As a very busy volunteer organisation we are urgently seeking to increase the team of drivers for our 16-seater minibuses. Our timetabled services operate in the rural Cuckmere Valley area, plus town services in Hailsham and Seaford.
Full training will be given, and you may drive as many or as few shifts as you wish in any month. You'll need a D1 classification on your licence.
See our driver recruitment advert:
A new integrated travel map has been unveiled at Seaford railway station to signpost local walking, cycling and bus routes. It is designed to help passengers explore the town and venture into the surrounding area including using Cuckmere Buses.
Southeast Communities Rail Partnership article announcing the map:
Cuckmere Buses are pleased to serve several local tourist attractions. Please see our new dedicated page for details:
Our service 47 (The Rambler) serves a number of public houses on its route, every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday during the summer. See our new dedicated page for further details:
We are sad to report the resignation of Kevin Fryer as Operations Director effective from 26 September. Kevin has a full-time job which has grown significantly since he joined us in 2020 and, understandably, he no longer has the time to devote to Cuckmere Buses. He will be sorely missed. We wish him well.
We are very pleased to share our news that Cuckmere Buses have recently received generous grants from Seaford Town Council and from Willingdon & Jevington Parish Council towards the operation of their services for 2023.
Cuckmere Buses is a charity and all drivers and officers are volunteers. Donations and grants such as these are vital to the continued operation of our services.
Director Nick Price receiving a grant cheque from Cllr J Pritchett, the Chairman of Willingdon & Jevington Parish Council.
Last year's High Sherriff, Jane King, who visited us at Berwick in November, asked if she could pay us a return visit. A small gathering at the Berwick Inn was made very special by the award of her High Sherriff's award for voluntary service and a certificate to commemorate that was presented to us. Read the press release.
It's good to see this blog about our Cuckmere Valley Ramblerbus.
Thanks to Roger for his review:
Two Rambles in the South Downs