Thanks to the generous funding by the the Parish Council and Friends of Tewin, in addition to the Innovation Fund Grant from CDA and funding from EHDC, the Saturday mini bus pilot has now been extended and will run until 25th February 2017. This is a Community bus available to people in all age groups and people of all abilities. Please give notice at the time of booking if booster seats, space for buggies or wheelchairs is needed.
The timetable in brief is:
|Time in WGC
|Time in WGC (going in on the first journey and back on the second)
|Time in Hertford
|Time in Hertford (going in on the first journey and back on the second)
See the full timetable here.
Timetables are also on display at The Memorial Hall; Rose and Crown Bus Shelter; Desborough Drive Bus Shelter; Parish Council Notice Board Upper Green; and Tewin Stores.
The mini bus can seat up to 10 passengers, or 9 passengers and a passenger seated in a wheelchair.
To book a seat please see Ann Kevis at the Over 50’s Club or telephone 01438 717473.
There is no charge to passengers during the Pilot.
A meeting was held on 11 July 2016 to discuss Tewin's transport situation in the wake of the slashing of Tewin's bus service.. Here is the poster announcing the meeting, and here are the minutes. A Steering Group has now been set up. See Transport Meeting Notes for minutes of its meetings.
We have pulled together information about transport in Tewin, see below.
If you want to contact the transport group, please use the form on the right.
Transport in Tewin
RailwaysHertford EastTrains to Liverpool Street and the East
|Organisation||About Organisation||Further details|
||East Herts. Council, Tel 01279 655261
|Bus Services, 204, 378, 388
||To Welwyn Garden City and Hertford
||Time tables displayed in bus shelters at Tewin - Rose & Crown & Desborough Drive. Also at bus stop outside Plume of Feathers, Upper Green.
|Dial a ride
||Door to door service - you need to be 75 or over, or registered as disabled to qualify.
||Tel 01992 556771
|Medical Services Transport
||This is the first point of contact for non emergency hospital transport.
A prioritised service based on assessed medical, mobility or support needs and where no other transport, such as family, friends, taxi or voluntary car scheme is available. It is a prioritised service based on clinical need and can be subject to some delays. Check at the time of booking the time which should be allowed to be in time for appointments. This service cannot be used to transport to A&E but might be available for transport from A&E.
Medical Services Transport covers all hospitals where treatment is funded by East and North Herts NHS Trust, including Lister Hospital, Mount Vernon, Papworth, Princess Alexandra, Addenbrookes, QEII, Hertford County, Herts and Essex, St Margarets Epping, Bedford and Watford General.
There is no charge for this service.
|0300 303 2101
(8.00 am - 8.00 pm weekdays)
Have your NHS number and GP details to hand.
|CVS Community Car Scheme
||A service provided using volunteer drivers for East Herts residents who cannot access public transport and do not have access to a car to get to essential appointments, due to age, frailty, disability or rural isolation. Drivers will wait up to two hours while people attend appointments. Some drivers may have wheelchair accessible cars.
You will need to register as a member.
Bookings should be made at least 48 hours in advance of any proposed journey.
Charges: 45p per mile from the driver’s home; plus any car parking charges.
Please use the same phone number if you would like to volunteer to be a driver for this scheme.
|0300 123 1677
Office hours 9.00 am – 12.00 noon, Monday – Friday.
|Hertfordshire Action on Disability
||For disabled people, a 24 hour, countrywide, wheelchair accessible service.
Charges: each journey is priced and a quote given in advance of the journey.
|Buses to Gatwick and Heathrow airports
||From Welwyn Garden City bus station near the Howard Centre.
||Trains to Liverpool Street and the East
||Trains to Moorgate
||St Albans City
||Trains to St Pancras and the North, and Europe via Eurostar
Also Thameslink to Gatwick Airport and Brighton
||Trains to Euston, NW and Scotland (Intercity trains stop here)
||Trains to Kings Cross or Moorgate, Ely, Cambridge, Peterborough, & Letchworth
Also Intercity to NE and Scotland
||Welwyn North &
Welwyn Garden City
|Trains to Kings Cross or Moorgate, Ely, Cambridge, Peterborough, & Letchworth
Also Intercity to NE and Scotland
||Bookings 08705 186 186
General Enquiry Line: 08457 484950
||General Enquiry Line