Community Enterprises PL12 has been running a pilot scheme on the Hopper Link Service around Saltash every Wednesday.
The Pilot scheme has proved very popular, so now it’ll be taken a stage further by modifying the timetable to suit the needs of the people of the town (find the new timetable on page 65). The Hopper now takes people from as close as their homes as possible to Saltash Town Centre, and then out to the industrial estates where they can shop at Waitrose, B&M, Lidl and eventually the new Carkeel Gateway site, which will provide an opportunity to have a coffee at Costa or a meal at McDonalds, and whatever else may be placed there.
This has become a social event with the passengers, and they do all their shopping before or after they’ve had a chat over coffee or lunch. They can take a stroll over the bridge at Waitrose to visit each site or take a tour around Tamar View Nurseries.
In addition to this service, a weekly day trip service out of Saltash is still continuing, visiting your favourite places in Devon and Cornwall. You can find out more on page 65.
The group bookings have been very busy, with Saltash groups booking the bus for their individual requirements, and since there are over 140 organisations in Saltash from Beaver Scouts to Senior Citizens groups – keeping the Hopper and CEPL12 on their toes!
If you would like more information on the Hopper or any of the other services CEPL12 has to offer, pop into the shop at 4 Fore Street, or call 01752 848348. The shop is open 10am – 1pm, Monday to Saturday.