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.
These routes have been funded by the developer of the Fossetts Parks retail site for the past 10 years, a result of a Section 106 planning decision. Their obligation to provide transport ceases this month.
Unfortunately, there are so few passengers that use the service it would not be viable for us to provide a service commercially, however, we will trial a limited Monday to Friday service.
The new timetable will commence 24th July.
Service 6, (Sundays and Bank Holidays) the last day of operation will be 23rd July 2017.
The Witham Carnival procession will affect routes:
38,38A, 39, 90 and 91
Our services may be diverted or terminate at different locations for the duration of the carnival procession.
Certain journeys will terminate at Witham Rail Station
38 & 38A
There will be no departures from Allectus Way & Town centre stops for these Allectus Way departure times: 13:44, 14:14, 14:44, and 15:14.
Buses heading towards Witham will terminate at Witham Rail Station at the following arrival times: 13:29, 13:59, 14:29 and 14:59.
No departures from Colingwood Road and Town Centre stops at 13:04, 13:34, 14:04, 14:34, 15:04. During this time we will follow this route: Rail Station, Chipping Hill, Spa Road, Humber Road, Spa Road, Honeysuckle Way, Chipping Hill then back to the Rail Station. Be prepared for waiting times to keep with the regular scheduled departure times.
The 13:10 departure from Maldon Morrisons may divert once it arrives into Witham. The 14:03 from Forrest Road will not run between Forrest Road and the Town Centre, this journey to Maldon will commence in Maltings Lane at 14:23
The 13:57 departure from Tollsebury will run, diverting along Avenue Road when it arrives in Witham.
All plans above are based on information provided to us, be aware that due to the nature of the event this information may not be 100% accurate.
Our drivers will do their utmost to deliver your services, please be aware that there may be changes on the day.
On the day, we advise that you allow extra time to complete your journey.
Stephensons of Essex enthusiastically support a local community event.
This year\\\'s Danbury Open Gardens attracted another year with Stephensons of Essex lending a helping hand. For the full story click here.
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.
Stephensons - The Book
We have commissioned an illustrated history of the 45 years providing service to Essex from a single coach to a 100+ fleet serving Essex and Suffolk.
Compiled by the well-respected transport enthusiast and publisher Mr Geoff Mills this softback A4 sized publication has 84 pages and over 300 photographs.
Illustrations of associated companies and acquisitions over the years, a Fleet List, Timetable Covers & History.
We will also send with every book purchased a current fleet list and a selection of local bus timetables.