Saltash residents Alison Weeks and Natalie Clarke using the Derriford community bus to visit their mother in hospital.
We offer a direct and reliable community transport service to the Derriford hospital site, with convenient pick up and drop off points in Saltash.
For many years Saltash has not been served by a commercial bus service making a direct journey to Derriford. Based on public demand, we started a trial of the service in early 2017. A steady increase in passenger numbers has shown how the service meets the needs of people working on and around the hospital site, as well as at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre and other adjoining facilities. Other passengers travelling to the hospital sites for appointments or visiting friends and relatives are appreciating the fast direct service. Why don’t you give it a go?
Buses run throughout the day from Monday to Friday. Here is our latest timetable and list of request stops:
Journeys should be booked in advance and fares are as follows:
Single: £2.50, Return: £4.50. Passengers can save money and buy a book of 10 @ £20.00
For more information, contact Community Enterprises PL12:
Call into Number 4, Fore Street
Call 01752 848348 or Mike on 07905 795256
This is a community transport service available to members of Community Enterprises PL12. All members are entitled to a Saltash Card (£2). This is a local discount shopping card as well as a membership card for the community transport service. Click here to join us.
The trial service has been supported financially by the Department of Transport Community Minibus Fund, ‘Section 106’ funding and the Howton Solar Farm Fund.
The Department of Transport Community Minibus Fund awarded Saltash Community Interest Company a new minibus in order to develop this service.
Saltash Town Council administer Section 106 funding within the Saltash area. Section 106 funding has been used to support the trial Saltash to Derriford community transport service. Under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 contributions can be sought from developers towards the costs of providing community and social infrastructure, the need for which has arisen as a result of a new development taking place. This funding is commonly known as ‘Section 106’.
The Howton Solar Farm Fund, which is administered by the Cornwall Community Foundation, supported this service with its initial set up costs. If it wasn’t for this initial support, the project would still be in its early stages. The Cornwall Community Foundation helps to build stronger communities by encouraging local giving. All the money they raise stays in Cornwall to support volunteer-led, grassroots community groups across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.