West Oxfordshire Community Transport

by Laura Price in Witney, England, United Kingdom

West Oxfordshire Community Transport
We did it
On 1st August 2018 we successfully raised £95 with 4 supporters in 56 days

To raise enough funding for our co-operative to invest in a new community bus - powered by people!

by Laura Price in Witney, England, United Kingdom

We're a Community Benefit Society committed to delivering public transport for people, not profit. 

Launched in January 2017  in response to our community facing the loss of of vital local bus routes, we formed a co-operative and began running the routes ourselves! In our first year we carried over 31,000 passengers and are committed to helping to reinstate and grow bus routes wherever we know there is a need.

We currently operate 4 local routes and desperately need a new bus to ensure that our services are as comfortable and reliable as possible.

We pride ourselves on working with and for our community and are proud to be accredited by the Living Wage Foundation. We believe that good public transport owned by people and delivered for people is a huge social asset that has benefits far beyond taking people from A to B.

Our passion for co-operative solutions doesn't limit itself to West Oxfordshire either - we're always keen to share our experiences and the knowledge we've developed with other groups across the country so that together we can improve access to transport in as many communities as possible.

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