COVID-19 UPDATE JANUARY 2021
During the latest lockdown Ashbourne Community Transport will continue to provide the following essential door-to-door services and our office will be open 0800-1700h daily.
Work, Healthcare and Shopping
Derbyshire Connect local service for villages between Wirksworth and Ashbourne
Moorlands Connect local service for Staffordshire Moorlands residents linking villages with Leek, Ashbourne and Buxton
And for connections with scheduled bus and train services.
Derbyshire Connect Shopping buses, supported by Derbyshire County Council, will continue to provide a weekly service for essential shopping from all villages across West Derbyshire – call 01335 300670 for information or to book
ACT will also continue to provide regular shopping runs in East Staffordshire – in and to Uttoxeter and Burton – for those with no other means of accessible transport
Hospital and GP Appointments including Covid-19 Vaccination appointments
Call 01335 300670 or email email@example.com for information or booking. Please give as much notice as possible in order to ensure that we can meet your appointment times
In partnership with local dispensaries and GP services. Call 01335 300670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Prescriptions can be collected and delivered daily.
For you safety Since the start of the pandemic we have adopted a high standard of regular bus sanitisation using the recognised X-mist sanitisation system. This process along with other safety measures will be continued.
Please call us on 01335 300670 if you need advice about any of these services or any other journeys.
Take care and stay safe
The ACT Team
Xmas Cheer Raffle News
We would like to give a special thanks to those businesses and individuals throughout our operational area who donated raffle prizes this year.
John Preston Home
Fresh Choice Ashbourne
Marks Butchers Ashbourne
Nigels Butchers Ashbourne
Natural Choice Ashbourne
M&S Ashbourne and Matlock
Britannia Taxis Glossop
David Neil Ashbourne
Meynall Langley Garden Centre, Kirk Langley
Wyaston Garden Centre
Members of the Board of Trustees and Staff of Ashbourne CT, especially Donna, Becky, Claire, Megan, Andy, Des and Dave.
In total 30 prizes went into the draw. This year in recognition of the challenging year many of our regular passengers have faced, the Raffle has been dedicated to these passengers. The Raffle was drawn by Trustee Arthur Watts on 29 December 2020 and the prizes will be delivered to the lucky winners over the next few days.
LOCKDOWN UPDATE NOV 2020
With the support of Derbyshire and Staffordshire County Councils our services are running throughout the 2nd lockdown (5 November – 2 December) for essential journeys. You can still travel for work, food shopping and healthcare and hospital appointments.
We can also help those who might be self isolating, or unable to use other forms of transport, with:
the collection of prescriptions from GP surgeries (we have special arrangements with Clifton Road, Ashbourne Medical Centre and Brailsford & Hulland Ward) or Pharmacies such as Boots and Lloyds
essential food deliveries to your home, including from the Ashbourne Traders’ Group and other Local Groups
Please get in touch if you would like to know more about our services or to book a journey. Call 01335 300670 or email email@example.com
For Your safety when travelling, we:
ensure strict social distancing measures on all journeys. All buses have reduced passenger capacity and carry a maximum of 3, 5, 7 or 8 passengers depending on size
have hand sanitising points on all vehicles and ask all passengers to sanitise their hands at the start of their journey
provide all drivers with PPE (including face masks and vizors), personal hand sanitising equipment and suitable breaks for regular handwashing
undertake regular vehicle cleaning and sanitising using a sanitising product called X-Mist, which is a fully tested, approved and certified disinfecting mist that diffuses throughout an enclosed space, destroying viruses (including Corona virus) and bacteria.
While manufacturers guidance indicates that the mist remains active for up to 28 days after use, ACT applies an X-mist deep clean at least every 7 days or more frequently depending on passenger numbers.
enforce the wearing of face masks for passengers and drivers on all scheduled journeys. However, we are aware that some of our passengers cannot wear face coverings due to health issues and we will take other measures such as greater social distancing to accommodate this.
Please note that Government guidance recognises that face coverings can cause problems if worn for long periods at work and therefore does not require bus drivers to wear masks at any time. So, you may see drivers without masks when no passengers are on Board.
NEWS UPDATE MARCH 2021
Thank you to all those families who have made a donation to our Charity in memory of a loved one. It is very pleasing to know that our services are of benefit to so many people.
Easter Opening Hours
The ACT Offices will be Closed on Friday 2 April (Good Friday) and Monday 5 April (Easter Monday) but our services will be operating and you can still contact us by calling 01335300670 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Derbyshire Connect will be running as normal on Good Friday and Easter Saturday – call 01335351942 or email@example.com
Take care and stay safe
The ACT Team