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The annual Witham Puppet Festival will be held on the 16th September.

 As per usual, this will involve the closure short section of Newland Street between Collingwood Road and Maldon Road.

Buses heading towards Maldon and Allectus Way will leave Collingwood Road and then left turn left at the traffic lights, onto Newland Street in the opposite direction to usual, right onto The Grove, right onto Maldon Road and then left back onto Newland Street to pick up our usual line of route.

 Return will be reverse of above.

Sorry, buses are not permitted to stop between Collingwood Road and the regular stops on Newland Street.

 This diversion will cause some degree of disruption to the timetable, possibly between five and ten minutes.

 

You may wish to take this into account if you have a connecting journey to make.

We are very sorry to advise that an emergency road closure between Thaxted and Broxted, caused by a power line coming down, means once our bus gets to Thaxted it will have to divert via Great Dunmow to Stansted Airport.

The same applies to journeys from Stansted to Thaxted.

We are really sorry for those of you that live between those two points, we are sure you’ll appreciate that this is entirely out of our control.

We will return to the correct route as soon as we possibly can.

Colne Road in Halsted will be closed for resurfacing works today, Monday 31st July 2017,  between 09:00-15:30, this will affect route 38/38A.

 

Buses will divert along Colchester Road and utilise Bluebridge industrial estate as a turn round point.

 

The road closure in High St, Stebbing means that we will not able to serve the village from 27th July until the 11th August. 

 

We are so very sorry, this is out of our control.

We are currently unable to serve Flitch Green.

There is a road closure close to the junction of Baynards Avenue

Buses will turn there and wait time.

We expect the road to reopen on the 25th of July.

Our apologies.

 

 

We are very sorry. Works by BT in the Debden area will prevent us from serving Cutlers Green, Debden Green, and Debden.

 

Works are planned to continue until Friday 07th July. 

 

Buses will serve Thaxted then travel straight along the B184 turning off at Carver Barracks. The return from Thaxted, reverse of outward)

 

 

Due to road patch works and resurfacing our route Village Link 6  from Stansted Airport to Saffron Walden, departing at 20:03 & 21:03 will not be able to serve Broxted.

 

These services will divert via the A120 as far as Great Dunmow & then return to Thaxted from there.

This road closure has been set out to last until the 14th June 2017 at present between the hours of 20:00-5:00. Apologies for the inconvenience this may cause.

Route 9 - Braintree to Gt. Bardfield

 

The B1053, between Wethersfield and Church End, Shalford, will be closed between 09:00hrs and 15:30hrs Monday 05th June and Thursday 08th June inclusive.

Thankfully, early morning and evening departures will not be affected including journeys taking students to and from their schools.

DIVERSION:

The B1053, between Shalford and Wethersfield, will be closed between 09:30hrs and 15:00hrs on the following days:

Monday 5th June 2017  through to Thursday 8th June 2017 inclusive.

 

The following departures from Braintree Bus Station will be subjected to the road closure:

Braintree Depart 10:06, 11:06, 12:06, 13:06, 14:06.

These services will partially serve Shalford, turning at the Church and returning via Church End and Shalford Green, traveling onward to Gt. Saling and Gt. Bardfield.

Unfortunately, Wethersfield and Finchingfield will not be served. Service provision in Gt. Bardfield is limited to Alienor Avenue only.

The 15:06 from Braintree and journeys thereafter will be able to complete the scheduled route.

The following departures from Gt. Bardfield (Alienor Avenue) heading towards Braintree, will be subjected to the road closure:

Gt Bardfield Depart 09:55, 10:55, 11:55, 12:55, 13:55.

Unfortunately, Finchingfield and Wethersfield will not be served. Service provision in Gt. Bardfield is limited to Alienor Avenue. The service is diverted via Gt. Sailing, turning at Shalford, returning via Church Lane, Shalford Green, proceeding through Panfield and traveling onward to Braintree.

The 15:00 from Gt. Bardfield and journeys thereafter will be able to complete the scheduled route.

 

Route 419, Shalford to Uttlesford Schools will not be affected and will run as normal.

Breeze 1 Disruption: We have just been informed of a road closure of Nowton Road in Bury ST Edmunds, from the junction of Cullum Road to Mayfield Road between 0900-1700 for 2days. (01 & 02 June) This will affect the service Breeze 1 to the Nowton Estate. Drivers will enter the estate at the wrong end & proceed as far as Hardwick Middle School & then turn around to revert to normal route.

The B1053, between Wethersfield and Finchingfield, will be closed between 09:00hrs and 15:30hrs on:

Thu 25th and Fri 26th, May 2017
then again on,
Tue 30th and Wed 31st, May 2017.

This will affect our bus services 16 and 9.

Thankfully, early morning and evening departures will not be affected including journeys taking students to and from their schools.

Route 9 - Braintree to Gt. Bardfield

From Braintree

The following departures from Braintree Bus Station will terminate at Wethersfield, they will not be able to continue past the village.

Braintree Depart 08:52 10:06 11:06 12:06 13:06 14:06.
Wethersfield Arrive 09:20 10:34 11:34 12:34 13:34 14:34

The 15:06 from Braintree and journeys after that will be able to continue all the way to Gt. Bardfield.

Towards Braintree
Unfortunately, there will be no departures from Gt. Bardfield or Finchingfield at the following times:

Gt Bardfield 09:55 10:55 11:55 12:55 13:55 15:00
Finchingfield 10:02 11:02 12:02 13:02 14:02 15:07

All the above will start from Wethersfield at their respective departure times.


Route 16 - Wethersfield to Chelmsford

Towards Chelmsford
Early morning and late afternoon will not be affected.

There will be no bus from Wethersfield at 11:54 or 14:34. These will commence at Finchingfield at 11:59 and 14:39 respectively.

From Chelmsford

The 10:33 and 13:09 from Chelmsford will not be able to go any further than Finchingfeld

Departures from Chelmsford at 15:49 and 17:57 will be unaffected and will be able to go back to Wethersfield.

Route 419, Shalford to Uttlesford Schools will not be affected and will run as normal.

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