The Chatty Bus, a project run with funding from Devon County Council’s Connecting You Fund, is welcoming visitors to find out more about the service on The Strand in Exmouth on the 15th of December from 10:30am to 2:30pm.  Visitors can climb aboard the static Chatty Bus, warm up, grab a free hot drink and find out more about improving wellbeing through travel from community organisations including Westbank Community Health and Care, and Devon Communities Together. Further Static Chatty Bus events are due to take place across Devon in the new year. 

Devon County Council’s Connecting You project is a series of initiatives that aim to tackle loneliness with transport. It has been made possible thanks to a successful funding bid from the Department for Transport (DfT) earlier this year. The projects target over-55’s and young people aged 16 -24 who are most at risk of loneliness including people living in rural areas, or those with a physical or mental health condition.

For full grant criteria and to apply, organisations should visit: