The Hop ‘n’ Shop is a bus service operated by BATS which serves to provide members with access to local supermarkets, shops, markets and occasional out-of-borough trips on selected days. It is available to all members.
Members are picked-up and dropped-off as close to their home as is possible. It is also possible to book, in advance, a volunteer shopper to help members with shopping and carrying of bags.
Members can book a place on the Hop ‘n’ Shop bus by telephone from the monthly itinerary sent to them which offers trips to shopping centres, markets and supermarkets on a first come first served basis.
The service operates at the following times and days:
|Monday*||9.30am – 1.30pm|
|Tuesday*||9.30am – 1.30pm|
|Wednesday||9.30am – 1.30pm|
|Thursday*||9.30am – 1.30pm|
|Friday||9.30am – 1.30pm|
* Please note that on these days, the service may not run due to low demand.
A single fare on the Hop ‘n’ Shop bus is £2.00.
You cannot purchase tickets from the driver.
Tickets are available for purchase from the BATS office, where members are able to buy books of tickets at a cost of £20.00 (10 tickets).
For specific information about Hop ‘n’ Shop Bus, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on (01322) 311333.
You are also welcome to make a direct enquiry, or provide feedback, using our contact page.