Thanks to Cllr Jon Young for this update on the new community NitWhit bus service. Ed
Niton and Whitwell’s community minibus has been launched successfully – in spite of a last-minute decision by Island Roads to dig up part of the route.
The “NitWhit Bus” shuttle service between the villages and Ventnor on Monday, Thursday and Saturday mornings – underwritten by the parish council and operated by Minibus-Plus – fills gaps in Southern Vectis’s winter timetable and operates on a “hail and ride” basis. See the timetable and route map here.
Parish councillor Jon Young said:
“It was a bit of a blow when Island Roads turned up to resurface Kemming Road with almost no notice, but our friends at Minibus-Plus coped admirably with the necessary diversion.”
Pictured, from left, are Minibus-Plus driver Richard Hurrell, Parish Clerk Vickie Ford and Cllr Young.