New bus service in Lightwater from 3rd September

We all know that we have Parish, Borough, and County Councillors to whom residents can address areas of concern. There are other individual in our communities who take a keen, and campaigning interest in local issues.

One such person is Windsor Rackham, the founder and coordinator of the Live Information Centre in Lightwater. The centre helps to resolve residents questions about such as, health matters, caring, volunteering, and local services. The centre aims to either get answers, or put you in touch with somebody who has them.

One of the ongoing issues the Windsor and many others have been campaigning for are route and timetable changes to local bus services. Windsor has informed me of changes to the 500 bus route.

Great news for people living along the Lightwater Road estates and the Briars in Lightwater. From Monday 3rd September the 500 bus service from Staines to Frimley Park Hospital will be making 4 diversions per day in each direction through Lightwater to serve the residents of the lower and outer parts of the Village.

It is not a perfect route yet and we hope to get it further diverted along Ambleside and All Saints Road before too long. Any concerns or comments please come into the LIVE office in Lightwater on Saturday mornings and talk it over with us between 10 am and 12 noon. The centre is based in Fredericks House Foyer, between Carsons and Simon Pestell, 39 Guildford Road, Lightwater.

In the September edition of the Roundabout, the village and parish magazine, Windsor wrote about the changes to the  500 bus route changes, in which he said the “buses will be provided by White Buses of Windsor, which are modern and environmentally-friendly.” Windsor continued writing that the bus route is a strange one, with half of its route along Red Road, such that more work is needed to get to the preferred route for residents.

Here’s the bus timetable – click on images to expand.

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