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Catch The Bus Month

‘Catch the Bus Month’ will celebrate the bus as a sustainable, inclusive and accessible form of transport that reduces congestion, improves air quality and provides access to life’s opportunities.

Catch The Bus Month 2023

January 2023 update - we have approached Bus Users UK to find out if and when they will be running Catch The Bus Month this year. 

We also run bus stalls through out the year and attend local events. This information is displayed on our events page


Catch The Bus Month 2022

2022 saw the first year Bus Users UK hosted the 'Catch The Bus Month' campaign since Greener Journeys handed over the baton in 2020. While many people have now returned to schools, offices and social events, bus passenger numbers have remained below pre-pandemic levels.

Somerset Bus Partnership & Catch The Bus Month

Somerset Bus Partnership organised over 20 events for Catch The Bus Month across Somerset. We organised the most events of any countys in the United Kingdom.

The events are listed below (some of the dates changed due to the sad passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth):

  • Taunton (SWAT) Saturday 3 September

  • Street (Merriman Park fun day) Saturday 3 September

  • Wiveliscombe Saturday 3 September

  • Glastonbury/Street (Mendip) Tuesday 6 September

  • Wells (Mendip) Wednesday 7 September

  • Wellington (SWAT) Friday 9 September

  • Wells (Mendip) Market stall Wednesday 7

  • Wells (Mendip) bus station stall Wednesday 7

  • Bridgwater (Sedgemoor) Saturday 10 September

  • Yeovil (South Somerset) Saturday 10 September

  • Rode (Mendip) Saturday 10 September

  • Exmoor Coaster (Sedgemoor) Saturday 10 September

  • Frome (Mendip) Wednesday 14 September
  • Chard bus (South Somerset)  ride Thursday 15
  • Winsham Parish thursday 15 September

  • Chard (South Somerset) Saturday 17 September

  • Taunton town centre (SWAT) 24 September

  • Bridgwater (Sedgemoor) 24 September

  • Frome (Mendip)24 September

  • Yeovil (South Somerset) 1 October

  • Ditcheat (Mendip) October

If your thinking of holding an event, Somerset Bus Partnership can offer support, advice, promotional material, information, and the Catch The Bus Month hands for any events you run. We also have an events cribb sheet to get you started for your event. 

If you are planning on running an event in Somerset for Catch The Bus Month please do let us know so we can add it to our calendar of events. Contact us 

If you haven’t watched our presentation yet on Catch The Bus Month and how to get involved (over 200 people have watched the video already!), you can view it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR22nn55n9ebEWi12q89M2-ZGanxYugTO678gRjGrdXGqiSdMCskRF_8IxQ&v=_aYGL-jpJBk&feature=youtu.be

 

Bus Users UK have a Partner Pack with useful information for Catch The Bus Month including a press release you can adapt. https://bususers.org/catchthebusmonth/?fbclid=IwAR3DKH1y7XZ98Hx1lDKgo_Wlp2iO24yPhXnwDtrppcvrAbpkZj2T5PmIOm8

Councillor Mike Rigby, Lead Councillor for Transport and Digital (Somerset County Council) attended the Wells bus user group bus stall for Catch The Bus Month

Photo collage from Bus Users Uk (from Catch The Bus Month 2022. Somerset Bus Partnership photos featured 5 times. Can you spot anyone?

Save The 126 Bus Group protesting over the 126 service as it was threatened with being withdrawn during Catch The Bus Month 2022.

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