On June 2nd it was announced that the Isle of Wight Community Bus Partnership had won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Only approximately 250 of these Awards are made nationally each year so this is great recognition of an outstanding organisation.
The Isle of Wight Community Bus Partnership is a voluntary transport initiative serving the residents of Cowes, Gurnard and Northwood (No. 32); Newchurch, Lake, and Shanklin (No 22); and Lake, Sandown, Yaverland and Shanklin (No 24). Working in partnership with Southern Vectis, the project has been serving rural communities for over 10 years, with volunteers trained to national standards and receiving ongoing training. The service operates over 6 days a week, and provides a much needed service to up to 100 passengers a day on each route.