Brakespear bikes for hire – but taking up a bike rack that I like to use
Those Leander Hippos appear in shop fronts and I noticed one on a window sill in Hart Street!
Not featured before in my blog but pictures of the lovely buildings in the Greys Road Car Park. What I have always found odd since living here is the fact that is also appears to be a road that even the town bus uses. It is time that they put proper pedestrian crossings at both entrances.
High Wycombe on a lovely sunny day. Poundworld is in the process of closing down. No wonder they only seem to be selling off stocks of Christmas Decorations. Maybe they sold everything else before that, lots of racks were empty in the store.
On Friday I saw a pair of shoes and a bottle of water abandoned outside the town hall! I wonder who left that? Nobody was nearby.
A new bus round the corner by the town hall on Saturday 4th, the official launch of the Reading bus Town Bus service.
A lovely new bus, slightly larger than the Whites Bus, and run by compressed methane gas made out of slurry! No pollution and no animal smells either from the bus apparently.
I turn the camera on the offical photographers. The current mayor in the foreground. Julian the Mayor two years before. The lovely Michaela in the floral dress taking pictures for her excellent website the Henley Herald. Behind her the reporter from the Henley Standard. Not sure who the other gentleman is.
I started off sitting at the front of the bus, Kellie the last Mayour in Purple is on the right.
We were joined by a large group of passengers en route and I moved to the back of the bus. At the top of the bus looking after my shopping trolley is Donna Marie the lady who set up the petition and handed it in to John Howell to save the local buses. Donna is now a councillor . Thanks also to the councillors who gave up their expenses to keep it running when Oxfordshire cut the subsidy. Also to the working party who negotiated this new service. Please use it or lose it.
In case anyone thinks it unfair that I took their photo on the bus, I have included a picture of me on the Arriva Bus going to High Wycombe earlier this week!
Here are the details of the services from the Reading Buses website
9 Days Ago
We are coming to Henley-on-Thames!
We are delighted to be able to announce that we will be running bus services in Henley under the name ‘Connect Henley-on-Thames’ from Monday 6 August.
These services are contracted by Henley Town Council.
check out the bus Saturday 4 August
We will be running a launch event in partnership with Henley Town Council, where you can come and see the bus and have a ride around one of the routes. We will also have an information stand outside the town hall where you can ask questions about the bus, the routes and more! We will also be giving away some branded items so come down and say hi.
The event will run from 10am until 1pm and there will be two trips on the bus at 10.15am and 12.15am from the bus stop near the town hall.
routes and times
We will be running these routes with a greener single deck gas bus – powered by compressed natural gas! It emits very low emissions when running – perfect for the lovely clean air by the River Thames! You can find out more about gas here.
This route runs from the Market Place in central Henley to the west of Henley, using Deanfield Road, Elizabeth Road and Greys Road before returning to the Market Place.
Click here for the 151 timetable.
The route runs from the Market Place in central Henley to the south of Henley, using Thameside, Henley-on-Thames Station, Reading Road to Tesco Superstore, then St Andrews Road, Blandy Road, Makins Road and Greys Road returning to the Market Place.
Click here for the 152 timetable.
Buses run from Market Place in central Henley to north Henley via the hospital.
Click here for the 153 timetable.
We are also going to be running route 145 between Woodcote and Henley for Gillotts School. More information on this service can be found here.
We are just finalising the maps for all the above the services and these should be online very soon!
10 trip ticket
Buy your 10 trip ticket in advance and save on single journeys – great for occasional users! Just £12.50, buy from the driver or on the app!
group ticket – travel together and save
We have introduced a new group ticket for Connect Henley-on-Thames – up to four people can travel together and save. The ticket is valid all day so you can travel as often as you like.
|Monday to Friday
|Weekends and school holidays
use your phone – buy tickets, track your bus and more
You can download the Reading Buses app and have all the information you need about your bus at your fingertips! For more information on app and how to use it, click here.
Finally two recent sunset pictures taken on Swiss Farm