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New Eco-buses in Cherwell

Rural entrepreneur builds a business case for a new eco-bus operation to take on subsidised bus routes. A techno-centric entrepreneur based in the Bartons has drafted a business case to initiate a new social enterprise called Our Bus Company. The new rural owned bus company aims to run electric midi-buses (small and narrow buses appropriate for rural roads) and would maximise the use of apps and online support, so that bus users can pre-book stops, if needed. This operation aims to replace and extend bus routes to Oxford and Banbury for the Bartons, Glympton, Wootton, Sandford St Martins and Duns Tew. Two local sources have offered some funding, but the new social enterprise needs to secure significant start-up funds to move forward. ORCC are supporting the new scheme to source funding.

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