Arrival Of New Community Bus Delayed

community bus interiorThe operator of the St Mary’s Community Bus is reassuring residents and visitors that the service will operate again this year.

Steve Sims’ last bus didn’t pass roadworthiness inspections made by visiting traffic police in March so it has been shipped off the islands.

Steve says he’s bought another vehicle but its delivery was delayed by weather.

Islands’ Partnership members had been told the service would start on 7th April.

Steve expected his new bus to arrive yesterday but it is ‘piggybacking’ on a Kier shipment and they didn’t have enough room.

He now hopes it will be here by the weekend and he says he’ll start as soon as it arrives.