Exact Fares only on the Buses

Stagecoach busAs from Friday 22nd May, if you pay by cash for your bus ticket, Stagecoach bus drivers will be unable to give change as an Exact Fare system is being introduced.

Stagecoach say this is a temporary change due to the Covid-19 emergency and is for the safety of both passengers and the drivers.

Fares can be paid by Contactless or through the Stagecoach App.

Any overpayment as a result of no change being given will go to charity

Stagecoach say:

As we won’t be able to give any change, any excess money will be donated to the NHS Charities Covid-19 Appeal, who support NHS staff & volunteers.

Full details are available here:

Dave George your new Borough Councillor

I would like to thank the community for their support last night when I was elected as your Borough Councillor. I am very honoured to have your mandate and look forward to servng you, putting your wishes foremost in my mind and represent your views. There were three good candidates for this election and I thank Linda and Claire for a well fought contest.
I would also like to pay a tribute to Keith Watts the out-going councillor who has served Whitchurch so capably

over many a year. I for one will miselection photos his wisdom and knowledge.

Fellow Whitchurchians Beware!

Having this evening taken my life into my hands using the temporary pedestrian lights to walk through the Bell Street/Blosswood Lane railway bridge, I think everyone should be made aware of the shockingly short time allowed to accomplish this. I’m at least relatively fit and healthy, and was nowhere near the safety of the pavement before traffic started to move ominously towards me.

I’m genuinely worried that this is a serious accident waiting to happen.

I am now going to try to contact Southern Water, whom I believe to be responsible for these works, to express my concerns and ask for a safer solution to be put in place.

Please take care! Les Jordan

Parish Fete 2015 ~ Pictures

Down Memory Lane – Photos of the Gill Nethercott Centre

Harriet Mercier, one of the original trustees of the Whitchurch Association, a registered charity which also oversees this website, stepped down as their chair at the 2015 AGM. She supplied these photos, looking back at the history of the Gill Nethercott Centre, the community facility which is run by the charity, and the road trips run from it.

Also see the article: Harriet steps down.

Pictures of Community Orchard Planting

Whitchurch now has a community orchard, thanks to the Friends and supporters of the QEII Field at Daniel Park. See these articles:

Upgraded to WordPress V4.1

The WordPress version that is used to create the town website was upgraded to version 4.1 today. It had previously been at the version 4.0.1.

There was one hiccup: no one could not log into the dashboard afterwards! The message “Did you take a wrong turn?” appeared instead. Sometimes a message about a redirect loop was displayed instead.

The solution was for one of the editors to log into the server where the program is running and change the permissions of files to “644” and the directories to “755” (which ironically limits ability of certain programs but means the system as a whole can then function). It is not known what the automatic upgrade process did not change these settings.

Details about WordPress:

A list of all versions of WordPress is HERE. Note: the town website did not progress through them all!