THE 67 BUS SERVICE
A life-line to many people in the village, who have problems with transport, to and from the nearest centres where Doctors/Dentists/shops are available. The present bus service is subsidised by all the villages along the route but it has to show that the service is viable. The MORE people who use the service, the better the service will get as there will be more funds available. The service runs from Burnham-on-Sea through to Wells and on to Wookey Hole and back from Monday to Friday. An extra service has been added on Saturdays allowing villagers to go to BOS or Wells for the day. This service is only temporary until September and will depend on how well it is supported whether it continues through the winter.
As you are all no doubt aware, the 67 bus service continues to run with the financial support of the Parish Councils along the route, maybe not as frequently as some people would like, but we still have a service to the outside world. The service from Burnham-on-Sea - Wedmore - Burnham-on-Sea is a regular bus service and the service from Wedmore - Wells - Wedmore is by a 16 seater community bus with the change over taking place at the Borough in Wedmore. The service runs Monday to Friday and is geared to allow passengers from Mark to spend a maximum of two and a half hours in Burnham-on-Sea for shopping, or to spend almost three hours in Wells.
From 13th April, for a trial period until 14th September, there will be an extra service on a Saturday. This service will be with the Community Bus only (16 seats). The service will start in Wookey Hole at 08.30 hrs and go via Wells to Burnham-on-Sea arriving at 09.54. The bus will then depart Burnham-on-Sea at 10.00, arriving back at Wookey at 11.19. The bus will then make a couple of runs Wookey/Wells before doing one more round trip leaving Wookey at 13.30 arriving Burnham-on-Sea at 14.54, and back to Wookey arriving at 16.19. This will give Mark residents the chance to go to Burnham-on-Sea at 09.23 and reutrn at 15.00 (almost five hours in Burnham-on-Sea) or to go to Wells at 10.28, returning at 13.45 (two and a half hours in Wells).
The reason for the single run is because we can only take IN as many as we take OUT, with a sixteen seater bus we cannot have more than 16 people waiting for the last bus home from Burnham-on-Sea or Wells.
The new timetables will be displayed at the regular stops. But, as this sservice is rural, this means that people can join or get off at intermediate request points along the way.
USE IT OR LOSE IT!!