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Derbyshire Connect Shopping Buses

Derbyshire Connect is offering a new door-to-door shopping bus service for people who are unable to use conventional buses because of mobility difficulties or because they live in areas where bus services are limited.  

Every town or village will get an opportunity for a shopping trip, once a week, to local shops or a supermarket. And the good news is that these trips are now free for all Derbyshire Gold Card holders.

This new service will cover trips to shopping destinations in the Derbyshire Dales, High Peak and South Derbyshire district and borough council areas. They will be run by Ashbourne Community Transport on behalf of Derbyshire County Council. Derbyshire Connect services replace Dial-a-Bus (DAB) services previously provided by Derbyshire’s various community transport schemes.

The new Derbyshire Connect services will initially run in the same way as the old-style DAB services. They will run door-to-door picking passengers up from home and dropping them off at an agreed shopping location, advised at the time of booking. Volunteer passenger assistants can be provided if you let us know in advance, for passengers needing a bit more help.

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