Dial-A-Ride service to start in county

A NEW dial-a-ride bus service will start next week in Seaton Valley.

In response to residents asking for a bus service linking the five villages of Seaton Valley to enable them to access shopping centres, Seaton Valley Council in partnership with Seaton Valley Community Forum & Adapt (NE) will be launching a weekly Dial-A-Ride bus service on Monday, June 20.

The bus will run each Monday with two different routes running on alternate weeks, starting with Run A on June 20.

Run A — Seghill, Holywell, Seaton Delaval, Cramlington (from 10am to 1pm)

Run B — Seaton Sluice, New Hartley, Cramlington (from 10am to 1pm)

Susan Dungworth (Chair of Seaton Valley Community Forum) said: “Poor and expensive public transport links have been a frequent cause for concern amongst residents in Seaton Valley and Seaton Valley Council is determined to tackle the isolation that this causes. “Following the success of the young people’s bus service to Blyth Sports Centre we are delighted to be able to work in partnership with Adapt north east again to provide this dial-a-ride service for our older residents and also those people who do not have access to their own transport.”

Visit www.seatonvalleycommunitycouncil.gov.uk for more information.