Working for Wye - past, present and future

Wye Flyer project

CORONAVIRUS: ALL SOCIAL OUTINGS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Please call 07934 129 123 during office hours for information.

The Rolvenden Rocket is a 16 seater minibus managed by Rolvenden Parish Council. The Wye Flyer project aims to operate two similar vehicles based in Wye.

The Rolvenden Rocket: A community transport project managed by Rolvenden Parish Council. The Wye Flyer project aims to operate two similar vehicles based in Wye.

About the Wye Flyer

The Wye Flyer project aims to meet local demand and integrate the needs for a range of community transport services in Wye and the surrounding parishes. The plan is to develop a financially self-sustaining operation with two high quality 16 seat mini-buses based in Wye. The project is a partnership between Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council, Lady Joanna Thornhill Primary School and The Friends of Lady Joanna Thornhill Primary School. The Parish Council is bringing representatives of potential user groups together, including Brook Community Primary School to help shape the project.

The 'Woodchurch Wagon' is a 16 seat minibus seen here leaving Wye Village Hall with Community Lunch members on board, on their way home to Brook and Hastingleigh.

Wye Parish Council is hiring the 'Woodchurch Wagon' for one day a week to provide free outings for residents to test the demand for community transport in Wye. The 'Woodchurch Wagon' is seen here leaving the Village Hall to take Wye Community Lunch members home to Brook and Hastingleigh.


FREE Trial Programme - Spring 2020

The tables below show the minibus trips planned. This programme responds to suggestions from residents and it reflects their preferences for different destinations. The minibus has 15 seats available to book (plus one for the driver), and the vehicle is fully accessible. Each trip will have a guide and a volunteer driver to help less able passengers to alight.

All trips will depart from Wye at 10.00.

January, February and March 2020

Bookings updated Saturday 7th March 15.30

Destination

FRIDAY departures from Wye at 10.00 (unless stated otherwise)

Seats are free, but must be booked in advance

Tunbridge Wells, The Pantiles

31st January

FULLY BOOKED

Tenterden Market

7th February

2 seats available

Bluewater

14th February

FULLY BOOKED

Maidstone

21st February

5 seats available

Hythe, Dungeness (fish and chips at The Pilot)

28th February

FULLY BOOKED

Rochester Cathedral SPECIAL TRIP to the Museum of the Moon exhibition

WEDNESDAY 4th March

FULLY BOOKED

Rye and Winchelsea (fish and chips)

6th March

1 seat available

Whitstable

13th March

POSTPONED

Hastings

20th March

POSTPONED

Chatham

27th March

POSTPONED

Canterbury

SATURDAY 28th March

POSTPONED

April and May 2020

Destination

FRIDAY departures from Wye at 10.00 (unless stated otherwise)

All seats are free, but they must be booked in advance

Notcutts Bearsted, Mote Park and Cafe

3rd April

POSTPONED

Eastbourne

WEDNESDAY 8th April

POSTPONED

Good Friday

10th April

No outing planned

Hever Castle

17th April

POSTPONED

Sevenoaks and Knole Deer Park (National Trust)

24th April

POSTPONED

Great Dixter house and gardens

1st May

POSTPONED

Sandwich (Salutation Gardens)

WEDNESDAY 6th May

POSTPONED

VE Day Bank Holiday

8th May

No outing planned

Lakeside

15th May

POSTPONED

Folkestone Harbour

22nd May

POSTPONED

Brighton

29th May

POSTPONED

Information and bookings

For information and bookings call 07934 129 123 during office hours.

Please note: all seats will remain free for Wye residents until the end of the trial in May 2020, but seats MUST be booked in advance.

Some outings are oversubscribed, but please register in case someone else cancels and there is a spare seat. The list of destinations will respond to demand and may change. Please check again later.

** Please see the data protection notice below.

How the Wye Flyer works

Wye Parish Council is hiring the 'Woodchurch Wagon' to provide free weekly outings for residents. Thanks to the pool of trained volunteer drivers from Woodchurch, who are giving their time to make these trial trips possible, the Wye Flyer project will be stronger and better informed. Please click on the blue bar above for more information.

Who benefits?

The Parish Council envisages that the Wye Flyer will benefit four main user groups. Please click on the blue bar above for more information.

What is community transport?

There are hundreds of community transport (CT) projects operating successfully around the country. They provide a range of transport services that meet a social purpose and provide community benefits. Please click on the blue bar above for more information.

Data protection

** In order to book seats on minibus trips I consent to the processing and storage of my name and contact details (personal data), to aid communications between the Parish Council and myself.

I understand that I can have my data deleted at any time. The Parish Council is registered with the Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act 1998 (Reg.Z3458715). Accordingly, the Parish Council will protect any personal details that you provide, and store and process your data in compliance with the Act. The Parish Council will not share your details with any third party without your prior consent, unless required to do so by law. Data is either stored locally, or on servers within the UK.

Last updated: Thu, 12 Mar 2020 18:43