We provide many excursions in the surrounding area taking in some of Cornwalls most famous places...
**Wednesday timetable change**
Effective from 31st May 2023 , we will leave St Austell exactly one hour earlier on the return journey. i.e. at 11:10
**Excursion**Excursion** 29 Sept 21
We are venturing out on our first excursion for 18 months! It’s to Porthleven on Monday 27 September, leaving GH at 9.30 and the fare is £7. https://www.stayincornwall.co.uk/handbook/locals-guide-porthleven
We are re-starting our services from Tuesday 20th July with our two runs to Truro. And then every day as usual.
There will be plenty of ventilation in the bus as well as hand sanitiser. In line with the Government requirements, you will still be asked to wear your masks while you are on the bus.
In case you forget your mask, we will have some on the bus which you can have for a suitable donation.
Our bookings ladies are Christine and Colette and you can phone them on 01726-844933 between 7.30 and 8.20am ONLY from Monday to Friday. If you have to ring outside of these times, please leave a message with your name and number and you will be called back when they are next working. We do urge you to always phone in advance to make sure the service you want is running and to confirm that there will be a seat available for you.
Alternatively, you can email at any time to: email@example.com.
As a result of government advice relating to the COVID 19 virus we are reducing our services with effect from Tuesday 24 March. We will only operate our morning and afternoon G3 services to Truro each Tuesday and our G1 Friday service to St Austell. These services will operate as now at the times in our current timetable. All other services on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are cancelled until further notice. All excursions are cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
For your reassurance we have introduced an enhanced thorough cleaning regime to improve the safety of passengers.
We ask you please to not travel with us if you have any suspicion that you may be infectious.
Now numbering nine people – our drivers held a social and exchange of experiences on 10th June 2018.
New Website with Facebook and Twitter links launched on 12th June 2018.
Your committee is a group of people who felt that it was time something was done to help people affected by their remoteness from urban centres and the lack of adequate transport facilities in Gorran and the surrounding areas. Following a meeting this became the Gorran & District Bus Association Ltd., and is now a registered charity and company with the committee as directors. With help from the Community Transport Association, Cornwall County Council, the Government’s Rural Bus Challenge and a lot of hard work by local people, grants and contributions were gathered sufficient to order a new bus that went into service 1st August 2000.
Except for our co-ordinator who takes reservations and plans pick-up routes, drivers, committee members, cleaners and other helpers are unpaid. Their purpose is to run an efficient service that augments rather than competes with existing commercial undertakings.
All members of the committee, besides service as directors of the company, meet a common requirement — they have a responsibility for a specific activity area.
Bob Bayliss – Chairman
A retired journalist, well known around Gorran events and such things as the Street Market and activities with Jill Bayliss our secretary. Bob writes a fair minute of our meetings and makes a good chairman. Has a tendency to get lumbered like most chairman with those jobs no-one else wants to take on and still smiles.
Stephen Church – Operations and Technical
Retired chief officer in local government. Ran a multi-authority computer bureau and fleet leasing operation with 1350 vehicles before he retired. Specifies our buses and handles many of the more technical aspects of our operation.
Peter Fuller – Treasurer
Accountant with BA (Retired) Just the right expertise to handle all the association’s financial affairs.
Jill Bayliss – Administration, Publicity and Duty Manager
Ex publishing and now applying old skills in a new field pulling together the secretarial and publicity powerhouse that keeps everything on the road.
Alan Lowe – Head Driver
Ex RAF and then involved with Ejection Seats but now takes care of our pilot seat and seeing that it stays filled.
— and then there is Ruth Leckie —
Our only employee; not on the committee but key to our operation – she takes bookings; plans pickups and is who you speak to when you ring 01726-844933