THE environmental group Ludlow 21 has produced a timetable booklet featuring all of the bus routes into and around the town.

It hoped it will encourage more people to use the bus and public transport.

This idea came about following complaints by residents and visitors that there is insufficient timetable information readily available.

The initiative has been taken forward by Roger Furniss, a town guide and member of Ludlow 21.

Mr Furniss contacted all of the bus operators serving the town to obtain up to date information for input into the booklet.

He also encouraged several organisations to sponsor the project including Arriva Buses, Bus Users Shropshire, Ludlow Chamber, Ludlow 21, Ludlow Residents Association and Wesley’s as well as Wallflower Creative who designed the booklet.

“The booklet will be of great benefit to residents, but equally will encourage visitors to enjoy other places in south Shropshire,” said Mr Furniss.

“It is another way of supporting the local economy and encouraging people to use local buses rather than the car.

“Not everyone has a mobile phone capable of accessing digital timetables and there’s often very poor signal in parts of town. It is good to have the bus information at your fingertips.”

Ludlow 21 has been campaigning to encourage people to use public transport over many years.

The group wants to see better public transport both bus and railways as an important contribution to tackling the climate change crisis.

Before Christmas it had been feared that Ludlow would lose a bus service linking the town with Kidderminster but this was resolved at the eleventh hour when a new operator was found to run the service.

The booklet is available at local outlets throughout the town including the Visitor Information Centre located at Ludlow library.

There is also a digital version to be found at