TRANSPORT NEWS AUGUST 2022
Monday 29 August is the Bank Holiday.
The Maiden Newton Ring and Ride service (01305 228965) is run by Dorset Council’s passenger services, to Dorchester on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The bus leaves Maiden Newton Old School at 10.00 returning from Trinity Street at 13.00 or earlier if passengers agree. Ring before 15.00 on Mondays and Wednesdays to book. These buses will start at Cattistock Square by request at booking. Fares £2.50 single £5 return. Children half price. The number of people using this service has fallen. Please try to make use of this if you have to go to Dorchester instead of driving yourself. Reduce carbon emissions.
Dorset Community Transport (01258 287980), a private company, also offer 2 services from Maiden Newton each week and a third twice a month. To use any of these services you must be registered with the Company and then book your seat, and arrange your pick up point, before 1430 on the day before you want to travel. Each adult return fare is £7 on all 3 services. DCT now accepts the national pensioner concessionary bus passes.
Every Wednesday to Dorchester The bus, from Broadwindsor to Dorchester, passes through Maiden Newton about 9.50. The return service leaves Trinity Street at 13.00. or earlier. Ring by 14.30 on Tuesdays to book your seat and confirm your pick up point.
Thursdays 11 and 25 August to Yeovil The bus leaves the Dorchester Road stop at 09.28 and the War Memorial at 09.30. The drop off point is close to M&S and the return service leaves from the same place at 12.30. Book by 14.30 on Wednesday and confirm your pick up point.
Every Friday to Bridport The bus leaves the War Memorial at 09.15 and the return service leaves Bridport about 12.30. Book by 14.30 on Thursdays and confirm your pick up point.
WITH INCREASED FUEL COSTS, WHY NOT USE OUR BUS SERVICES, NOT A CAR.
TRAINS The Summer Time table operates from 15 May till 10 September
From Maiden Newton to Dorchester and Weymouth
Monday to Friday 0758 1037 1137 1337 1643 1843 1940 2246
Saturdays 0753 1001 1032 1105 1136 1336 1533 1637 1853 1943 2243
Sundays 1027 1130 1337 1526 1940 2243
From Dorchester West to and from Maiden Newton to Yeovil, Westbury. Bath and Bristol
Monday to Friday
From Dorchester West 0539 0655 0903 1125 1325 1508 1743 2028
From Maiden Newton 0551 0707 0915 1139 1339 1527 1755 2040
From Dorchester West 0651 0859 1124 1224 1323 1623 1741 1841 1955 2033
From Maiden Newton 0704 0912 1137 1237 1336 1636 1754 1854 2008 2046
From Dorchester West 0817 1117 1422 1623 1806 2023
From Maiden Newton 0830 1130 1435 1636 1818 2035
Access to the Dorchester Skate Park at the junction of Maumbury Road and Weymouth Avenue is free but remember that you will need a return ticket if you use the trains to get to and from Dorchester.
Country Cars. Please ring 07833 074423 for making bookings requesting help with transport to the surgery, hospital appointments, dentists or opticians or to attend COVID and ‘flu vaccinations.
Please give at least 24 hours notice. This change has been necessary as Rachael is not well.
Sally Falkingham Maiden Newton and Frome Valley Parish Councils Transport Rep. (01300 320969)