service firm Webber Bus ceases operations across Burnham area
County Council is stepping in to make sure dozens of important
bus routes in the Burnham-On-Sea area are covered after one of
its key operators today (Thursday) informed it that it will cease
possible the authority is arranging for other bus companies to
take on the routes provided by Bridgwater-based Webberbus Ltd
which informed the Council today that it will cease to operate
from tomorrow morning (13 May) due to financial difficulties.
services include those serving six schools, four colleges and
more than a dozen public routes. Council staff are working flat-out
to make the alternative arrangements and are confident that all
services taking students to schools and colleges will be covered
by replacement services from tomorrow morning.
Friday 13th May, there should also be cover for the public routes
where there are no other reasonable alternatives. On routes already
covered by other operators, they will be doing their best to fill
schools and colleges are being contacted, and parents of students
sent texts informing them of the new arrangements, where they
have opted into the text alerts.
put our contingency plans into action immediately and are doing
everything we can to keep disruption to an absolute minimum in
what is a very difficult situation, said Cllr David Fothergill,
Cabinet member for Highways.
is by some distance the second largest operator in the county
and organising replacement services at very short notice is a
to the hard work of staff and flexibility of other providers,
were getting there.
here for details of the routes affected and the alternative services.