Transport and Bus Link Group

The main concern of our Transport and Bus Link Group is the Village Link bus service, although over the years the group has also lobbied concerning other bus services, car parking and dangerous road conditions.

Residents outside County Hall in 2001 before lobbying County Councillors

The Village Link Bus


The Village Link bus service was set up in 2001, with help from Durham County Council, after we took a group of village residents to County Hall to explain to our County Councillors how much the service was needed.
At first the service ran on 3 days a week, but this was increased to the 5 days a week on which it now runs.
Throughout, the County Council has advised us and has paid 25% of the running costs of the service, whilst we have paid 75%. The service is operated by Stanley Travel and costs us about £1,000 a month.