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Timetable changes from 16 September 2018

Hailsham Town Services

The Hailsham Town Bus

  • H1 timetable completely revised to give a more frequent service. H1 operates eight journeys per day each Monday, Wednesday and Friday and four on Saturdays, instead of 5 and 3. The first weekday journey commences from the High Street at 0820 and the last at 1620 (4.20pm). All journeys operate to Lion House via Town Farm Estate and return to the High Street via Swan Road, Station Road and Bell Banks Road (ie no Lion House 'express' journeys).
  • Service H2 renumbered 42 and operates on Wednesdays ONLY with a minor timetable and route change. First journey 9 minutes later & second journey 3 minutes later than H2. Service 42 no longer serves Meadow Road and The Holt.
  • H3 timetable completely revised to give a more frequent service, with a minor route change. Second loop of the route renumbered H4. H3 operates eight journeys per day each Monday, Wednesday and Friday and four on Saturdays, instead of 5 and 3. First weekday journey commences from the High Street at 0842 and the last at 1642 (4.42pm). H3 will travel via Hawkstown Crescent from Harebeating Drive to Falcon Way and will no longer serve Hawkswood Road, Union Corner, Summerheath and Western Roads travelling into Town, and passengers for Tesco should stay on the bus (on service H4). The second loop of the H3 service, is renumbered H4.
  • The H3 loop serving Western Road, Woodpecker Drive and Bramble Drive from the High Street is renumbered H4. Timetable completely revised with a minor route change. H4 (was H3) operates seven journeys per day each Monday, Wednesday and Friday and four on Saturdays instead of 5 and 3. First weekday journey commences from The High Street at 0902 and the last at 1602 (4.02pm). H4 travels to Summerfields Avenue from George Street, via North Street and London Road instead of Western Road and turns round at The Diplocks junction with Western Road instead of travelling into The Diplocks.
  • We no longer serve Lansdown, Upper Horsebridge or Manor Park in the afternoons.
  • Further details: Hailsham leaflet | Hailsham timetables

Other changes

  • Service 42 Wednesday mornings revised timetable and no longer serves Ripe. First two journeys operate earlier, and old H2 renumbered 42 and runs between the first two journeys. Journey to Upper Dicker operates slightly later and via H2 route if required. Service 42 from 16 September.
  • Service 42 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from Berwick Station to Hailsham via Deanland, and return, is withdrawn.
  • Service 43 to Bentley Grange on Wednesdays is withdrawn.
  • Service 125: Minor route & timetable changes for Compass journeys which operate Monday to Friday. No changes for journeys operated by CCB on Saturdays. Service 125 from 16 September.
  • Service 126: Minor timetable changes for Compass journeys which operate Monday to Saturday. No changes for journeys operated by CCB Monday to Sunday. Service 126 from 16 September.
Download a pdf list of these changes: Timetable changes from 16 September

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

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)

Radio DGH website | Facebook page

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