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Newsletter (August 2022) – More Shopper Hopper services!

Apart from introducing “Kettering Catcher” services 78B/C to connect more communities within the Mawsley Zone, we are also operating more services in Brixworth Zone. From September, their “Shopper Hopper” service will become a weekly Monday services and they will have a fortnightly trips to a garden centre, shopping centre and so on. We’re happy to…

Newsletter (February 2022) – Year of Tiger

February is also for celebration as it is the start of the lunar new year in Asia. This year it’s the year of Tiger, therefore may I wish everyone to stay strong and active as tigers in the coming year. If you’re interested in learning more about the traditions and the year animals, check out…

Newsletter (January 2022) – Happy New Year!

A belated happy new year, everyone! This month, I share with you the happy moment we had during one of our outings! We finally managed to have arranged a special trip to the Trading Post Pub and have a nice Christmas meal there! I’m sure the picture speaks for itself as everyone’s so happy! We…

Newsletter (December 2021) – Getting ready to serve the wider community

While everyone is preparing for Christmas, gatherings and family reunion, it is busy here in CommMiniBus too! Just when we’re planning for next year, we’re aware that the two Councils (WNC & NNC) are giving out grants to support community projects. More details can be found on our newsletter. We’ll be doing our part to…

Newsletter (November 2021) – Our comment on the Bus Service Improvement Plans

As temperature drops we’re heading towards winter again. I hope everyone’s able to stay warm and healthy during this tough period. In CMB we continue to offer boosts to your welling and physical activities by offering outing and trips. This time we’re going for a Christmas meal after one of the trips! On Wednesday 15…

Newsletter (October 2021) : New Bus Strategy – What Is It?

November is coming, meaning that we’ll be entering winter very soon. As we begin to change our behaviour in preparation for the colder months here comes changes to bus service too! The Friday Kettering Catcher bus will become route 78D – there is no change on how users book our service but timing points in…

Newsletter (September 2021) – We’re now a driver trainer!

Apart from driving the minibus around, we’re also busy behind the scene! We’re now officially a MiDAS Driver Assessor/Trainer which can provide MiDAS training to our volunteers, staff and external customers. Therefore, we’re able start recruiting volunteer drivers who’re willing to give back to the community. Meanwhile, we continue to get out and meet people. We’ve taken…

Newsletter (August 2021) – Introducing the 78D bus!

The latest newsletter has finally come! I hope all of you have enjoyed a great summer – we’ve had quite a few days with lovely sunny weather! As we’re approaching autumn in September, trips are moving back to our usual Wednesday and we’ll be accepting bookings from anyone using bus stops in Kettering. Please find…

Newsletter (July 2021) – A new image

July has been a busy month for us and our minibus. We’ve rolled out a full trip schedule, done improvement work on the bus and reached out to the community. In August, we’ll keep providing trips so you can enjoy the warm weather. Please refer to the attached newsletter for details. Feel free to book your…

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