Community Transport Services
In addition to services operated by commercial
bus companies, there are a number of services run by local
volunteer groups. These organisations, known as community
transport groups, provide two main types of service. The
Bedford Door to Door operates a scheme for people unable to use
conventional public transport and the Villager and Roadrunner
operate local and shopping services to supplement the public
The Villager is one of Bedfordshire’s local
community minibus schemes. It is managed and driven by
volunteers from the area. If you are interested in helping
the project in any way, please telephone 01234 781920.
The Villager currently provides services from
North West Bedfordshire Villages to locations including Milton
Keynes, Northampton, Peterborough and St Ives as well as to
Sainsbury’s Clapham and other locations. Timetables are
available in the timetables section of the website.
The Villager community bus is available for
hire (with or without a driver). Please ring 01234
781920 or visit http://www.villager-sharnbrook.org.uk/
for further information.
The bus is a 16 seater Mercedes operated by volunteers from the
community and is based in Kempston. It is intended to provide a
regular transport system for villages and hamlets which have no, or
little, commercial service. The drivers give their time freely.
There are services to Milton Keynes via Stewartby, to Milton Keynes
via Bromham, from Aspley Guise to Bedford and from Bromham to
Sainsburys at Kempston. There are other weekly runs from sheltered
accommodation to stores in Bedford which run at other times, and it
is possible others can be arranged.
The bus can also be hired on a private basis and can be driven by
any driver with a standard car licence. Bookings for private hire
can be made by calling co-ordinator Geoff Ware on 07776
340 114 .
Please click here to view bus timetables