You’ll notice something different about some of Compass Travel’s Surrey buses if you are out and about in the Surrey Hills. The Route 32 which winds its way from Guildford through the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to Redhill taking in the villages of Abinger, Albury, Shere, Gomshall, Holmbury, Chilworth, Wotton, Westcott, Dorking, Brockham and Betchworth will proudly be showing the Surrey Hills logo on their bus livery.
Compass Travel, who operate over 50 services throughout Surrey and West Sussex, has shown its’ support of the Surrey Hills by signing up as a member of Surrey Hills Enterprises, helping to promote sustainable public transport and linking venues and businesses in the countryside.
Surrey Hills Enterprises is a Community Interest Company (CIC) which brings together organisations, independent companies and artisans based within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) via a membership scheme. All members benefit from increased awareness of their business through an on-line business directory, use of the Surrey Hills trademark, a high level events and networking programme, PR and Social Media. All profits made by Surrey Hills Enterprises are put back into the Surrey Hills through a series of projects which enhance, protect and preserve the landscape; promote the rural economy; educate visitors, residents and businesses and promote partnership.
Chris Chatfield, Compass Travel Managing Director comments: “We were keen to join Surrey Hills Enterprises as a key provider of public transport in the area. The services we operate are for the local people and are operated by a local team who are keen to provide a great service for our customers. By working in partnership with Surrey Hills we are able to demonstrate our commitment to the local area and support an extremely worthwhile organisation”.
Christine Howard, Vice Chairman of Surrey Hills Enterprises and Chairman of the Surrey Hills Society comments:
“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Compass Travel. We encourage visitors as much as possible to come out into the Surrey Hills using sustainable public transport and hopefully this collaboration will encourage more. To highlight how well we are working together the Surrey Hills Society have organised a Tillingbourne Valley pub crawl event in October using the Route 32 bus. We will be able to showcase some of the fantastic local wines, beers and ales on offer in the Surrey Hills, visit our website for more information”.