Selsey receives new bus for community

Selsey received a boost this week after an announcement that a new bus has been added to the town's community service '˜Selsey Shuttle'.

Tuesday, 28th June 2016, 2:42 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 5:59 pm
Selsey Shuttle Co-ordinator, Fred Basson, receives the keys to the new bus from Brian Eaton, Sales Manager of Euromotive (Kent) Ltd.

The new vehicle will be added to the volunteer-based service, which has been financed through the Government’s Community Bus Fund.

Chairman of Selsey Community Bus, David Gaitt, said “We are absolutely delighted with this new vehicle which has been professionally built by Euromotive in Kent.

“The electronic destination indicator is a new feature for us and full air conditioning has been installed for our passengers’ increased comfort.

“We are extremely grateful to the Government and to the Southern Co-operative for funding the new bus.”

In addition, some valuable extras were provided with the help of a grant from Selsey’s Southern Co-operative store’s community fund.

The Selsey Shuttle runs timetabled services around the town on four mornings each week, and ‘dial-a-ride’ services to Chichester and Church Norton.

All the drivers are volunteers and new drivers are always very welcome.

Further details and a timetable are available from the Selsey Shuttle co-ordinator, Fred Basson, on 01243 605554.