Local police officers will be going miles further to help the public this month.
‘Bus Beat’ is a new initiative which will see police officers travelling on Lincolnshire County Council’s fixed-route CallConnect bus service between Horncastle and Louth.
This new extension follows the successful Beat Bus pilot on the Interconnect 6 bus service. Passengers will be able to meet with local PCSO Nigel Wass to discuss any local issues that concern them whilst travelling on board the bus.
The new Beat Bus will be launched next Wednesday (March 15) on board the CallConnect 6C service when the bus departs at 9.45am from Horncastle Interchange in the Market Place.
Following the launch, PCSO Wass will hop on board each week and travel to villages along the route.
PCSO Wass, who has led the Bus Beat project since it began, said: “We are delighted to extend this project to some of the more rural communities we serve. This is a great opportunity to meet more passengers and listen to their experiences and issues.”
Paul Sanders, Lincolnshire County Council’s manager of local bus services, said: “We are especially pleased that the Bus Beat community police initiative is to be extended on to the CallConnect 6C service which is part of the local bus service network.
“It is good to see outreach programmes such as these happening on our rural bus service and we are delighted to work in partnership with Lincolnshire Police.”
To find out more about Bus Beat, contact PCSO Nigel Wass by calling 101 (extension 4627) or email Nigel.Wass@lincs.pnn.police.uk.
Alternatively, for the timetable of the 6C and other CallConnect bus services, contact the CallConnect Booking Centre on 0345 234 3344.
Visit www.lincsbus.info for details of bus services in Lincolnshire.