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Buses - serving Sparsholt & Westcot

COVID19 Update:  'The management committee has reviewed the suspension of community services and regrettably does not feel the time is right to resume activities. The government continues to urge the more senior members of the community to remain particularly careful and this advice covers most of our passengers and volunteer drivers, whose health is our primary consideration.'

Starting Wednesday, 27th July 2016 and filling the hole left by Oxfordshire County Council's cancellation of our daily 67 village bus service, Sparsholt & Westcot are served by the UBW (Uffington, Baulking and Woolstone) Minibus Association community run service to Wantage.

The service runs every Wednesday. It starts in Uffington at 9.30am and calls at Kingston Lisle, Westcot (by prior arrangement - see below), Sparsholt (~9.55am) and Childrey on the way to Wantage and returns from Wantage at around midday. 

Collections from Westcot are by advance request to 01367 820417 or 820619 if no answer.

UBW Community Bus - Service Details

  • Potential users must register in advance with the UBW (contact details below). Membership is available to all, and there is no charge to join.
  • Collection from Westcot bus stop (by prior arrangement - see above) and Sparsholt bus shelter.
  • The service will drop off and collect in Sainsbury's car park, Wantage.
  • The service returns from Wantage at midday.
  • Bus passes are valid, otherwise fares are comparable to the former 67 service.
  • The bus will also drop off and pick up in Wantage Market Square on the way to/from Sainsburys and by request, will take people on to the Medical Centre.

Please help to support this service - without it, many residents of Sparsholt & Westcot will be left without any means of getting to & from Wantage, for shopping, banking, the library, seeing friends etc.

For more information, to become a member and to book a seat, please contact:-

  • John Hatcher on 01367 820417 or by email (click).

This is a 'work in progress' community run service, - do you have ideas or input on how the service can be improved, serve our communities better and survive? Please get in touch with John Hatcher of the UBW on 01367 820417 or by email (click).

Could you help by driving?

There is always a need for drivers and the commitment to drive is only around half a day every 4 weeks. Training will be given and age range is 25 to mid 70’s. If you would like to help as a driver, please contact John Hatcher.