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Service 40 at Wilmington.
Service 40 at Wilmington
Service 47 beside Cuckmere River, Exceat.
Service 47 beside Cuckmere River, Exceat

Service 44 diverted to serve Wannock on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8th January

Following the withdrawal of Compass service 143 between Hailsham and Eastbourne on the 7th January, our Tuesday and Thursday service 44 to and from Polegate, Langney and Eastbourne, will divert to serve Wannock, Glen Close and Broad Road from 8th January 2019. Bus passes will be accepted for travel on the 0927 journey from Wannock.

Our Winter Timetable booklet

Our Winter Timetable booklet valid from 16 Septemer is available to download: Winter Timetable booklet (2 MB)

Cuckmere Buses on Hailsham FM

Our Publicity Officer, Richard Goldsmith, recently popped into the Hailsham FM studios to chat to Simon Herbert about Cuckmere Buses and how it evolved. He talked about timetable changes from September 2018 and how to become part of the team as a volunteer bus driver.

Listen to the interview here: Hailsham FM interview

ASDA Free Bus

Following the withdrawal of the Friday ASDA Eastbourne free bus, Cuckmere Buses are operating via the ASDA store in the Crumbles Retail Park with service 44 on Thursday afternoons from 5th July 2018. This service travels from Deanland, Ripe, Chalvington, Selmeston, Berwick, Wilmington and Polegate. Service 44 also stops outside the new Lidl store at Dittons Road and at the Langney Shopping Centre. Please note that bus passes are accepted on all of our services, but otherwise normal fares apply.
Service 44 Thursdays (pdf)

Happy Birthday to Us!

In October 2016 we celebrated our 40th anniversary and at a celebration tea held at the Cavendish Hotel in Eastbourne, our Managing Director Philip Ayers, gave a really informative speech entitled 'The First 40 Years'. The afternoon event was attended by around 160 guests - current & former volunteers, councillors and dignitaries from many of the Towns and Parishes we serve, together with the Mayor of Eastbourne, representatives from our suppliers and from Wealden and East Sussex County Councils and our local MP. Our guest of honour was The Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex.

You can read Philip's speech here: The First 40 Years (pdf)

Cuckmere Community Bus awarded Power to Change grant

We have made a successful application for a grant from Power to Change, the independent charitable trust endowed with £150 million from the Big Lottery Fund. Read our press release: Power to Change grant

Cuckmere Buses on Radio DGH

Our Publicity Officer, Richard Goldsmith, was recently the Charity Spotlight guest on Radio DGH. He discussed our history, the routes we operate and our volunteer driver oportunities.

Listen to the interview here: Radio DGH interview (MP3 18MB)

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Cuckmere Buses is the trading name of Cuckmere Community Bus Ltd
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