Category Archives: Travel

Fancy a day trip?

Vamooz

At our July meeting, we had a lively discussion about transport provision in the Harrogate District. As well as finding out about a whole host of transport providers including Happy Wanderers, local taxis, HARCVS etc, we heard about ‘Vamooz’ – a new service provided by the Harrogate Bus Company. So, here are a few suggestions of day trips which might interest you.

Follow this link for further information.

Fancy a day out?

Vamooz travel comp.Fancy a day out at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park? Or how about a trip to Backpool and the St Anne’s Kite Festival? These are just two of the the trips organised by Transdev bus company as part of their Vamooz project. To book tickets, download the VAMOOZ app onto an iPhone or Android phone then select the trip you want to purchase.  One person can book for others if, for example, there are people who can’t access the app but a central organiser could do so and buy their tickets for them. Find out more about the Vamooz project by following this link.

How do you get around the Harrogate district?

Penny farthing

Join us at our Forum meeting on July 27th to discuss transport issues in the Harrogate District. We have invited representatives from the local transport service providers to give an overview of their services and answer questions from members of the public.

To find out more, please see our ‘Forum Events‘ page.

How are you ‘getting around’?

Bike sculptureGetting around and combatting  loneliness and isolation …..

Join the Forum for their meeting on July 27th to find out how the over 50s are getting around. We have invited representatives from bus companies, a taxi company. North Yorkshire County Council, Happy Wanderers and more, to give an overview of the services they offer. We will then have a ‘Question Time’ style discussion about transport issues in the Harrogate District. For further details see our ‘Forum Events’ page.

Winter’s coming! Be prepared.

fosted-windscreenFrosty mornings means scraping car windows and warming the engine before driving off. However, take care and do to leave your vehicle unattended or it could be someone else driving off in it, instead of you!

Here are some tips about 5 essential winter care accessories. Also, you can get more winter driving advice on our ‘Topical News’ page.

Check out these tips for safe travel this summer

Couple on silver sandIf you’re travelling alone, follow this link for good advice about how to keep safe and basic self-defence.

U-Switch has provided a useful guide to driving abroad and ensuring that you have appropriate car insurance.

And don’t forget to see our ‘Topical News’ page for information about the need for biometric passports if you’re travelling to the USA.

Changes to supported bus services from April 2016

Dales busesFollowing North Yorkshire County Council’s recent review and consultation in relation to supported Local Bus Services, the Executive Committee met on Tuesday 8 December 2015 and agreed the overall strategy set out in the report which can be found here.

It was agreed that the budget for supporting bus services will be reduced to £1.5m per annum from April 2016. To see the timetable information for the revised services follow this link.