New look for community bus

Jean Brown boarding 'The Bus' at Broad Oak. The Bus is part of the new look Battle Area Community Transport fleet.
Jean Brown boarding 'The Bus' at Broad Oak. The Bus is part of the new look Battle Area Community Transport fleet.

BATTLE Area Community Transport has had a make-over.

Over the past few weeks, the charity has launched a new colour scheme for its fleet of buses which operate around the Battle, Burwash and Ticehurst areas.

The new livery incorporates the image of a knight on horseback, with the words ‘The Bus’ emblazoned on both sides of the vehicle against a striking blue and yellow design.

Chairman of the charity Colin Harmer said: “ We wanted to get away from the red and white livery and have a design and colour scheme that would appeal to all of the community, young and old.

“Hopefully we have achieved this”

Not only has the charity launched a new colour scheme but it has also started a new route.

Every Monday the bus will pick up passengers from Broad Oak, Brede, Sedlescombe and Westfield to take them to Sainsbury’s for their weekly shop.

To launch this new route Broad Oak resident Jean Brown was welcomed as the first passenger to use the service and presented with a small gift.

For details of this new service, and all the services operated by the Battle Area Community Transport, call Lyn on 01424 772001.

The charity always welcomes offers of help and volunteers.

In particular, BACT is seeking volunteer drivers for its fleet of buses.

Anyone who would like to volunteer as a driver for Battle Area Community Transport is asked to get in touch with Lyn at the above telephone number.