In more sparsely populated areas, public transport can be a feat of precision engineering - not least when the 1985 Transport Act allows commercial operators to cut a route without accountability to the community it serves. So much for public service!
Community transport should be the answer, but services are painfully under-resourced. Volunteering as a driver or, at the very least, supporting campaigns for fair mileage are essential steps you can take to ensure your local area remains connected and the Community Transport Association will walk you through setting up a new scheme.
If you're looking for a service to use, check out a2b where there's an intereactive map to help you locate it.
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