We need more aboard to keep our Dales bus going | Letters
Wow! What a reaction to All Aboard! The Country Bus on Bank Holiday Monday (Watch this, TV and radio, G2, 29 August). Viewing figures from ratings agency overnights.tv show that at its peak 973,000 people were watching the BBC4 programme, the latest slow travel programme to hit our screens. Nearly a million viewers! Great credit must go to The Garden Productions Ltd for producing what must be one of the best films ever made about the Dales landscape and capturing it so perfectly in the late spring sunshine.
But who is behind the Northern Dalesman bus service? Well, it’s the Dales and Bowland Community Interest Company – a volunteer-run subsidiary of the Yorkshire Dales Society, a registered charity. It is a social enterprise which has been managing the Dales Bus network of bus services in the Yorkshire Dales area since 2007. The directors plan, manage and market the network themselves, and competitively tender the operation of the buses to reputable local companies.
Source: Guardian Transport