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    • by Hollie Turner
      Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport

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    Bakewell & Eyam Community Transport provides safe, flexible and accessible transport for the communities of the Derbyshire Dales & High Peaks.

    Here at Bakewell & Eyam Community Transport, one of our loyal customers gifted us the money for a new community bus in their will. This gift is something we’re incredibly grateful for; we’re over the moon to have been so close to someone’s heart. We feel that this really shows just how important we are as a charity in the local community, and the affect we have on individual lives.

    We want to do something special with this gift. Instead of having just another bus, exactly the same as the rest of our fleet, we want a bold, recognisable bus that is truly part of the community it has come from. We’ve turned to the children of the area we serve, asking them for their ideas.  What can we do with this great gift? We’ve not been disappointed!

    Given the brief to represent their community in a bold and fun way, the children of six local schools have come up with some brilliant designs- we don’t know how we’re going to choose just one of them!

    From rainbow buses, to church steeples, maypole dancing to sheep- we’re overwhelmed by all of the ideas and we can’t wait to get our new bus!

    Once we’ve received all of our entries we’ll start the nigh on impossible task of choosing a winner. Using a panel of judges including trustees, users of the service and local artists, we’re going to choose one design to become a shining star of the community. I’m just glad I don’t have to decide the winner!

    We want to say a huge thank you to all of the schools who are helping us along the way, and an especially huge thank you to all of the children who have shared their ideas with us!

    Keep up to date with the progress of this new bus on Twitter Facebook  and Instagram.

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