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Newsletter (June 2021) – we’re going further!

Following the success of our Trips in June which we see full booking almost instantly, we’re offering more trips next month. Please find attached newsletter which contains the itinerary and information. Please note that we are implementing a booking schedule so new members and those who have no access to email are also able to…

More seats available!

As lockdown restrictions lift further on May 17 in England, more people return to travelling. In view of the latest guideline from the DfT, which allows every forward facing seat to be used, we will closely monitor the travel demand and make necessary arrangements. This means we may allow a full capacity when the bus…

Newsletter (May 2021) and introduction of CMB Trips

The Kettering Catcher bus’s been up and running again! Thanks for those who’ve used our service – it’s been nice to see all of you since we last met last year!The current Friday service is designed to help users get their weekly grocery shopping. We’re building up usage as we see new faces every now…

Newsletter (April 2021) and resumption of service

As a social enterprise, we always want to help people to start getting back out into the community. Although we’ve hibernated for months, England is starting to reopen now, and we want to offer our users the service that was pre-COVID, plus more! With the re-opening of shops and outdoor cafes confirmed, it’s now time…

Ka, founder of CMB, honoured with ‘Rose of Northamptonshire’ award

Our founder has been awarded the Rose of Northamptonshire Award! This award is to recognise the contribution of individuals and organisations to the Northamptonshire response to the COVID-19 pandemic. James Saunders Watson Esq. (Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire), said: “With the COVID-19 crisis impacting on so many county-wide it is crucial that we pause to take note…

Suspension of regular service in December 2020

As mentioned before, our community bus service has been impacted by the lock-down measure as well as vandalism. While we tried our very best to tackle the challenges, we’re still unable to resume the service due to a shortage of parts and insufficient demand for the service. We understand that many of our users are…

Report on the Kettering Catcher trial (October 2020)

Report on the Kettering Catcher trialNovember 2020 The following is a joint report and up-date on status of the bus services to Mawsley Village and includes the 12 Neighbouring Villages Collaboration and the Kettering Catcher Pre-Booked Trial operation.  Background – The 12 Neighbouring Villages Collaboration: K1 & K2 was subject to discussions with KBC, NCC…

We’re back – post lockdown service update

Thanks for everyone’s cooperation, we’re finally getting out of the lock-down. Although Christmas won’t be as festive as usual, at least we can meet some of our loved ones and gather as a family (hopefully). Here I’d like to make a few announcements. 1. COVID restrictions Northamptonshire will be in Tier 2, meaning that the…

Service changes during lockdown 2

The Prime Minister has announced a plan of four-week national lockdown from 5th November to 2nd December, which will be debated in the Parliament.The lockdownThe government has since updated its guidance. We will have to stay at home except for a list of purpose, which includes “shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which should be…

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