A recent campaign by Nidderdale Chamber of Trade, Nidderdale Plus (a local charity devoted to the support of communities in Nidderdale) and Dales & Bowland CIC means Nidderdale’s number 24 bus service will not be axed now for commercial reasons and will run every day in the winter months after all.
Most of the Sunday and Bank Holiday bus network in the Yorkshire Dales is now managed by the Dales & Bowland Community Interest Company, together with some Saturday buses. This volunteer-run company, owned by the Yorkshire Dales Society, is most grateful to those organisations who have already confirmed their continued support for DalesBus, including the Yorkshire Dales Society, the National Trust, the Friends of DalesBus and Arriva Rail North, but is urgently seeking additional funding for the future. Anyone who may be able to assist or is interested in finding out more is asked to get in touch by email as soon as possible.
The Friends of DalesBus also support DalesBus and would welcome any donations online via PayPal to their Bus Operating Fund (for any larger donations of £250 or over where Gift Aid may be available please contact us before donating).
The Dales & Bowland Community Interest Company's annual report for 2016/17 is available to download here (PDF file).
Research has highlighted the importance of bus services to the local economy and residents of the Dales.
A survey of summer visitors by bus and car to the Dales carried out on behalf of the Dales Integrated Transport Alliance (DITA) shows that:
From 1st March 2012, our office facility provided by the Yorkshire Dales Society has relocated to Gargrave. You can now write to us at:
The Dales & Bowland Community Interest Company,
or call us on: (01756) 749400.
Please note that our office is only open limited hours, but an answerphone facility is available when the office is closed, and you can also email us.