Further plans to extend the 5p Bus across the North East

January 2012

Work continues on expanding the number of venues served by our 5p Bus, with a focus on extending the service into Durham and Teesside. By the end of February, we expect around 20 more venues to be added to our current schedule of 140 established locations.

Our aim is to have at least four stops in communities with some of the highest levels of deprivation in each of our eight target areas: North and South Tyneside, Sunderland, Gateshead, Newcastle, Durham, Northumberland and Teesside.

Of course, as the number of places visited by our 5p Bus continues to grow, there is an increasing need for funding and clothing donations to keep the service operating and benefiting those in greatest need.

If you would like to help with any of our Community Services projects, visit our volunteer page or our 5p Bus page for more information.

The 5p Bus staff