- Published: Monday, 28 August 2017 13:01
Thanks to the fantastic support of the public and the increasing number of passengers over the last two years, the Chatterbus will be getting a brand new bus. The bus will provide more comfort and space and provide better disabled access. This investment in a brand new bus has only been possible due to the generosity of our major sponsors: Elmbridge Borough Council, Surrey County Council and the Chelsea Foundation.
The bus is expected to be operational at the end of September or early October 2017. We will publish more details nearer the time so you can be one of the first to catch the bus and experience it yourself.
The Chatterbus is run by the Cobham Community Bus CIC and its chairman Sir Gerald Acher and Lady Acher visited the Mellor Coachcraft factory in Rochdale this week to check on progress: “It’s all go up here and very exciting!” was Sir Gerald’s verdict.
- Published: Thursday, 11 May 2017 09:27
If you have an appointment at the Cobham Health Centre or at the Cobham Community Hospital on the same site, there are two ways that Chatterbus can get you there.
The first is to take the Chatterbus to the 'Lockhart Road/Tartar Road' stop. The short pathway through to the Health Centre and Hospital is on the corner where Tartar Road meets Canada Road. Ramps are offered as an alternative to the steps.
The second is to take Chatterbus to the 'Cobham Centre for the Community' stop in Oakdene Road where you can meet the Cobham Health Centre Shuttle Bus Service. This is now operated directly by Elmbridge Borough Council, and goes back and forth to the Health Centre every 10 minutes between the following hours, three days a week:
The shuttle service to the Health Centre is free and you do not need to book.
- Published: Monday, 08 May 2017 10:41
We are pleased to announce that the Chelsea Foundation will support the Chatterbus for a further three years as the club continues to play an active role in the local community. The Chelsea Foundation began supporting the Chatterbus when it launched in April 2015 together with the other major founding supporters, Elmbridge Borough Council and Surrey County Council.
"Chatterbus is having a tremendously positive effect locally," said Andrew Burley, Elmbridge councillor and Chatterbus board member, following his visit to the training ground. "Our ability to help people get out of their homes to shop, to work, to go to appointments, to see their friends and to enjoy our great borough, is down to organisations like the Chelsea Foundation seeing the huge value in what Chatterbus does for the community."
Cobham Community Bus CIC chairman Sir Gerald Acher said:
"We would like to thank the Chelsea Foundation for having faith in us when we launched our local bus service two years ago, and we are thrilled that they will be behind us for a further three years.
Their continued support means a great deal to us, and if it had not been for that initial support the bus would simply not be running today."