As a result of feedback from last term, it is proposed to make a few changes to the bus service which will be effective from our return after half-term on 31 October 2016:
Winchester/Stockbridge (Route 1)
To cease: Current pick up point is opposite the Grosvenor Hotel. (The coach currently blocks a ‘Keep Clear’ entrance).
Replaced by: New pick-up point will be the designated bus stop about 100 meters further up. (This is safer because the coach can stop in a designated off road pull in).
Winchester (Route 2)
To cease: Cheriton Road (Congestion near schools in the area)
Good Life Farm Shop, Kingsworthy (Private property).
Replaced by: The Moat House Hotel, Worthy Lane, Winchester, SO23 7AB
This is a Winchester Council designated coach park. There is plenty of parking space and it is well lit. There are also facilities (coffee and toilets) in the hotel.
Departure time: 07:25 (Monday to Friday).
Return time: 18:05 (Monday to Friday).
19:00 (Monday to Thursday only).
To cease: Sun Inn, Romsey.
Replaced by: Cat park by the Bus Station, Romsey, SO51 8BF. There is space for the buses to park and for parents’ vehicles too when delivering/collecting their children. It is well lit.
Departure time: 07:35
Return time: 17:55
At present there are no major road works affecting the journeys into school so the departure time in Fordingbridge will revert back to 07:40.