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Introducing our brand new Derbyshire Connect Bus!

Introducing our all-new Derbyshire Connect Bus for December 2023!

Jump on board our convenient Derbyshire Connect service, available 6 days a week from 07:00 am to 7:00 pm on weekdays and 08:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturdays. Enjoy our hassle-free door-to-door service with available spaces on upcoming Saturdays, ideal for a stress-free Christmas shopping experience!

The service runs into Ashbourne, Matlock Bath and Wirksworth covering all villages in between from Newhaven to Bradley and Ashleyhay.

Connect with other transport services in and around Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Don't miss out on hassle-free Christmas shopping – ride with Derbyshire Connect!

For bookings or more information phone 01335 342951 or email

Visit our connect services page for more information.

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Christmas Raffle & Tombola

Find our team at the Ashbourne Ex-Servicemen’s Club during Ashbourne's Late Night Shopping Event on Friday, December 8th, from 6:00pm. 


Lots of great prizes to be won, and it’s all for a good cause - supporting ACT.

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Summer 2023 News Update

Ashbourne Shuttle

The Ashbourne ‘Friday Shuttle’ is now running to all venues around the town. The service operates as follows: 

  • Pickups between 1030 and 1100 and returns 1230-1300h. 

  • Seats must be pre-booked. 

  • The Shuttle is being sponsored for Ashbourne people by Ashbourne Town Council and for a trial period will be FREE.  

  • To book a seat call 01335 300670.

New Board Member

ACT welcomes Cllr Caroline Cooper as a new Board Member and representative from Ashbourne Town Council.

The Enterprise Foundation    

ACT would like to thank its supplier Enterprise -Flexi-Rent and the Enterprise Foundation for a further generous donation of £2500. These funds will be used to support the cost of existing Dial-a-Ride services.

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AGM 2023

This year our Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 26 September 2023, 1900h at the Ex-Servicemen’s Club in Ashbourne.

This is a public meeting and your chance to find out more about the work of the Charity and the services it offers; meet the Trustees; to ask questions about finance or management; and to make proposals about future or new services.

All Welcome

If you require transport to the meeting, 

please call our office on 01335 300670

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Moorlands Connect – Weekend services

This services which covers Leek, Buxton and Ashbourne – and all villages and destinations between - is open to all.


Moorlands Connect currently runs 7 days per week 0700-1900 Mon-Fri, 0800 to 1800h on Saturday; and 0900-1700h on Sunday.

The Sunday service will operate until 1 October 2023.  

Leave the car at home and take your Sunday leisure trip by bus.

To find out more go to

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Derbyshire Connect

Derbyshire Connect is a door-to-destination bus service open to all running 6 days per week 0700-1900h.

The service runs into Ashbourne, Matlock Bath and Wirksworth covering all villages in between from Newhaven to Bradley and Ashleyhay.

Derbyshire Connect cand make connections with the Swift service to Derby and Uttoxeter; other scheduled services including the 442 to Buxton, the Moorlands Connect; and train services at Cromford.

To book go to 

or call 01335 342951to book a seat.

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Need Transport: We can Help

Ashbourne Community Transport (ACT) and the Ashbourne Little Bus Company can meet all your transport needs from shopping and hospital or healthcare trips to travel to weddings, parties and social events.


Whatever the occasion we are here to help. 


Call 01335300670 or email: 

to find out more.


ACT is a charity providing affordable accessible transport for people who cannot access standard public transport or coach services. The charity is funded through its commercial company The Ashbourne Little Bus Company. Little Bus Company operates like any other commercial bus company but with a difference - as a non-profit making business your journey can also help others with every day travel needs.

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