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Downderry and Seaton Community Bus. Weekly to Plymouth and Liskeard, plus excursions.

See Community Bus page for full details

Bus Timetable. from March 2024 Go Cornwall Bus. See Route 75 for buses through our villages Click here

St Germans & Area Public Transport Group    

Contact Alan Cousins, 01503 230106;  a.cousins345@btinternet.com

17 Jan 2024

Information from Cormac Ltd - contracted to Cornwall Council.

Works to repair the churchyard wall will soon be underway. Cormac have been appointed by Cornwall Council to carry out the repairs, which will commence on Monday 29th January 2024. It is anticipated that the project will take in the region of eight weeks.

To facilitate the works we will be closing the footway alongside the section of wall that we’re working on and a temporary footway will be in place. The Churchyard itself will also need to be closed for the duration of the project. We will begin by removing a tree trunk and excavating behind the wall. The damaged section is approximately fourteen metres in length and will then be carefully taken down and the materials cleaned and set aside. The ground level behind the wall will be lowered by approximately two metres and a concrete foundation installed. The wall will then be rebuilt, in keeping with the remaining structure and using as much of the original material as possible. Following this a concrete backing will be built on the inside of the structure to add further stability and protection. We are working closely with the Diocese and an archaeological watching brief will be carried out whilst we are excavating in the Churchyard.

To accommodate the plant needed and provide a safe working space for the workforce away from passing vehicles, the section of road alongside the damaged wall will need to be closed for the duration of the project. A signposted diversion route will be in place and a diagram is below. We do understand that this may represent some short-term disruption to those in the vicinity and are very grateful to you for your support. The safety of our workforce and the general public is of the greatest importance.

View the diversion route

We are also writing to residents to let them know about the works, but please do share this information with them in the meantime. If you have any queries or concerns, or would like to speak to someone about this, please call 0300 1234 222 or email us at contracting@cormacltd.co.uk

Lindsay Opie | PR & Communications Manager

Cormac Solutions Ltd | Cormac Contracting


Public Transport Survey  We are grateful those who responded to the Public Transport Survey we conducted in the Spring of 2022. The report was published in the autumn and presented at the AGM of St German & Area Public Transport Group on 11 October 2022 - see below.

Almost 400 people responded to the survey, train and bus users, and some who did not use public transport but had views they wanted to share. What follows is a brief early comment on the results.

There was overwhelming support for a well-connected public transport system, linking villages etc to ferries, to St Germans station, to market towns etc. There was also a wish to be able to get from an inland location to the sea. Of those people using St Germans station, 60% travelled by car. 35% used public transport to get to work or education, BUT there were frequent comments about NOT being able to get to work using public transport - for many it was that there is not an early enough bus or train. Clearly bus and train users generally appreciated having public transport. However, lots of people commented on matters of reliability (buses or trains delayed or cancelled) and mentioned high fares. There were also negative comments about the lack of connexion between modes of transport.

Read the full Survey:

* St Germans Public Transport Survey Results  

David Whiteway (GWR) has sent answers to the Train questions which had been submitted before the meeting.

* GWR Responses to STGPT AGM Oct 2022

 Bus Route From September 2023. The 75 service will operate every two hours, but will no longer serve Great Park. The bus will arrive in Liskeard before 10.00 a.m. (0947) - responding to feedback at the June public meeting. We have been told that there will no longer be a 75A St Germans bus to Plymouth, as not enough passengers have been using the service. There will still be a morning and afternoon school bus, however. Cornwall Council are in ongoing negotiations with Saltash Red Bus to provide some feeder buses in the East Cornwall area. We will continue to attempt to get a service through St Germans, Polbathic etc that will suit people’s needs - but I fear it will take some time for anything to be achieve

Trains:  Further strikes have been announced by the RMT week beginning 29Jan 2024. Check with GWR for changes affectong the South West

CityBus Timetable. No 75; Liskeard - Torpoint - Liskeard View Here

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