Older people urged to use handy bus services

Community bus service
Community bus service

From your front step to the top of the shops - older people in East Dunbartonshire are being invited to take advantage of handy bus services.

East Dunbartonshire Community Transport (EDCT) organises trips every week for the over-60s to local shops and beyond.

All minibuses are fully accessible and can collect you from your own home - ideal if you are finding it difficult to use public transport. Carers can go along too.

Bus services run on a Tuesday and Thursday to local supermarkets - costing £5 for a return trip.

On a Friday, there are trips to shopping centres and towns further away.

All it takes is a phone call to register - 0845 605 5955.

In addition, EDCT provides low-cost, accessible minibuses for hire to non-profit-making groups. It is funded by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), with support from East Dunbartonshire Council.

EDCT is managed by Community Transport Glasgow, which as well as low-cost minibuses for hire, also offers training and garage services.

Over-60s shopping trips run:

· Every Tuesday - from your door to Tesco, Waitrose or Dobbies Garden Centre, Milngavie (£5)

· Every Thursday - from your door to ASDA Robroyston.

There are also a series of Friday trips to the likes of Alexandria with a stop at Luss, Braehead/IKEA, Sterling Mills in Tillicoutry, Silverburn Shopping Centre and Glasgow Christmas Market.

Visit the council website for a full list of trips - www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk

For more information on services provided by EDCT call 0845 605 5955, e-mail booking@ctglasgow.org.uk or visit www.ctglasgow.org.uk