The Parkway Shopping Centre in Coulby Newham has announced an additional day to its’ already popular community bus service, currently running Monday and Friday’s, from surrounding villages in the local area, to the shopping centre.
The extra day, which will run for four weeks, starting on Wednesday 27th November, up to and including Wednesday 18th December, has been funded by Nunthorpe Parish Council, Nunthorpe Community Council and Stainton and Thornton Community Council at the request of local councillors Mieka Smiles of Nunthorpe ward and David Coupe of Stainton ward, after they were approached by the shopping centre to help deliver an extra service.
Zoe France, Centre Manager said: “As we enter the busy lead up to Christmas, our shoppers told us they really wanted to be able to visit us more. The shopping centre already funds the Monday and Friday popular service and has done for over two years. We reached out to the local councillors and are delighted that they have been able to fund the Wednesday service and make this happen.”
Cllr Mieka Smiles said: “Christmas is a busy time of year and I hope that this service will really help our residents to prepare for a fantastic festive season.”
The service was launched in July 2017, after local authority bus services were cut in 2016, leaving residents in the surrounding villages feeling isolated and struggling to get out and shop.The Parkway Community Bus picks up at 10.30am from The Bluebell Acklam Road, Jack Simon Way (new housing estate “Upper Acklam”), Maltby Village, Thornton Village, Stainton Village, Hemlington Hall Road and Coulby Farm Way, arriving at the Parkway Centre for 11am.
The shuttle service will then pick up residents from Turnberry Way, Guisborough Road, Connaught Road, The Avenue, Cypress Road and Gunnergate Lane arriving back at The Parkway Centre for 11.30am.Return journeys will be at 1.30pm, returning to Acklam first, followed by a 2pm pick up from the centre, returning to the Marton areas.
For more information on the service, contact The Parkway Shopping Centre on 01642 595221.
For the timetable, please click on the link below.