Service K Shopper Hopper Service

What is Shopper Hopper?

Shopper Hopper is the name of Service K, demand-responsive public transport service, offered to communities in Brixworth Zone in Northamptonshire. This service is designed to enable users to access shops and services independently.

Designed primarily for rural communities, our bus does not have a fixed route or timetable – the most optimal route and timetable is generated in accordance with passenger bookings. By making advance reservation you’re guaranteed a seat before making your way to the bus stop (either a real bus stop or an “unmarked” bus stop in the absence of a convenient bus stop).

1. Who can use the service? How do I pay?

Anyone of any age can use our service by pre-booking.

A mileage based fare is charged for every journey – please check with us before booking, Bus pass holders are eligible for free off-peak travel.

To use the service, please register by filling in a short registration form.

2. Which communities are you covering?

The following communities in Brixworth Zone are covered by Shopper Hopper service:
Brixworth, Cold Ashby, Cottesbrooke, Creaton, Haselbech, Naseby, Spratton & Thornby

3. When can I use the service? Where can I go?

We have worked with our regular users to create a service schedule for them, but everyone can join in, as long as there are available seats.

Destinations (Time spent at destination):
  • A: Aldi, Overstone (1 hour) + Brixworth (45 minutes)
  • B: Weston Favell Centre (1.5 hours) + Brixworth (30 minutes)
  • C: Morrisons, Spinney Hill (1.5 hours) + Brixworth (30 minutes)
    (To be introduced in September)
  • D: Sixfields (Sainsburys/Lidl/ M&S Food) (1.5 hours) + Brixworth (30 minutes)
    (To be introduced in September)
Shopper Hopper services in July and August (Tuesday):

July: 19 July (A),

August: 02 Aug (B), 16 Aug (A), 30 Aug (B)

Upcoming changes from September

Shopper Hopper will become a weekly regular service. Please watch this space for more information, or get registered to receive regular updates.

4. Trips to join

For grouped trips to other destinations or for recreational purposes, see Trips section. Feel free to join them too!

5. How do I book a seat?

Simply call, text or Whatsapp us at 07888 011 891 or email bookings@cmbus.org.

6. More about the scheme

Why do you require pre-booking?
  • Pre-booking is the requirement under a flexible bus service registration.
  • By having this arrangement, we’re able to operate flexibly – we can operate any route within the permitted territory and are therefore able to respond quickly to passenger demand.
  • The bus can take the shortest route to the destination, which saves everyone’s time, fuel and it helps reduce pollution!

7. I’m not covered by the service. What should I do?

We’re always looking forward to serving more communities and users!

We’ve written to some Parish Councils inviting them for collaboration. If you think this is an good idea and you want to have it, speak to us or tell your neighbours, or even Councillors! When we have enough users we can operate a service for your community.

Contact us now!