The home of anything and everything to do with transport in and around Plymouth for SIXTEEN years
Life has pretty much on hold for everyone at for what seems likes ages but it now looks like things will soon slowly start to open up again.
First South West are planning to come back with a whole host of new leisure services across Cornwall and also back into parts of Devon with the new Dartmoor Explorer especially being very keenly awaited.
Hopefully things will start to get a bit more active here on PT too as I complete my 16th full year of Plymothian Transit!

©did by graham

Plymouth Citybus Open Toppers

14 September 2021

Devon General Remembered

DGOT buses at Devon General Remembered event in Tiverton

Four buses from the Devon General Omnibus Trust’s collection took part in the ‘Devon General Remembered’ running day at Tiverton on Sunday 5th September 2021. The event was organised by the Devon General Society.

Making its public debut was 1957 Weymann-bodied AEC Reliance VDV 798, the restoration of which had only been completed a few days earlier. The event was also the first opportunity for the Trust’s 1953 AEC ‘Light Six’ ETT 995 to carry members of the public since its acquisition earlier in the year. Completing the DGOT’s line-up were its 1952 AEC Regent III NTT 661 and 1957 AEC Regent V VDV 817.

Peter Murnaghan, DGOT’s chairman, said “We are incredibly grateful to our volunteer Sam Merrifield for leading 798’s four-year restoration and for pulling out all the stops to get the bus ready in time. In total our buses carried over 500 passengers during the day, bringing back some great memories of the Devon General services in and around Tiverton.”

All photos © Russell Ayre used with permission

AEC Regent ETT 995.Cotteylands, Tiverton.05.09.21.RAyre.

AEC Regent III.NTT661 .Blundell's School Tiverton.05.09.21.RAyre

AEC Regent V.VDV 817. Lowman Green, Tiverton.05.09.21.RAyre

AEC Reliance VDV 798. Blundell's School.Tiverton. 05.09.21.RAyre

AEC Reliance.TUO74J. Long Drag.05.09.21.RAyre

AEC Reliance.VDV798.Bickleigh Bridge.5.9.21.RAyre.

Civic Party - Tiverton Bus Stn.05.09.21.RAyre

12 September 2021

Devon & Cornwall Transit 2021 Week 36

It is time for the usual weekly look back on what has been published on the Registered Local Bus Services site over the last week. As always click through for more details including timetables and maps.

It continues to be busy with almost all of these being changes that have already happened, some of which have already been superseded. It really is next to impossible to keep up these days.

  • Stagecoach: A few special event registrations from August.
  • Travel Cornwall (Summercourt) a few new timetables
  • First Kernow (First South West) Lots of changes most from last weekend, but quite a few services suspended in July – some of these have been resumed since, but the registrations have yet to catch up. One of the main features is the renumbering of most if not all of the college services from the 200’s to all sorts of numbers!
  • MD Buses (Linden) – another of the Exeter changes after the new Bus Station opened back in July.


 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective NotesOPERATOR
PH1020951.345 1 Plymouth, Royal Parade Tavistock 18-Aug-2021 To operate a 2300 departure to Tavistock for the Plymouth Fireworks Championships. STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
PH1011427.084 23 St. Austell, South Street. Gorran Haven Car Park. 06-Sep-2021 timetable change SUMMERCOURT TRAVEL LTD
PH0004983.504 24 Fowey Safe Harbour Hotel Mevagissey/Lost Gardens of Heligan 05-Sep-2021 Variation to timetable FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.196 27 Truro College Bus Park St Austell Bus Station 05-Sep-2021 Variation to route and timetable FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.505 27 Bodmin Asda St Austell Bus Station 05-Sep-2021 Variation to route and timetable FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.501 87 86 Newquay Manor Road Truro Bus Station 12-Jul-2021 Temporary change to timetable due to corona virus.  Service D3 will not run. FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.498 91 Truro College Bus Park Newquay, Bus Station 05-Sep-2021 Variation to route and timetable FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH1020951.031 95 Exeter Sandy Bay (Devon Cliffs) 26-Sep-2021 Revised timetable to hourly STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
PH0004983.581 100 200 300 Penzance Bus Station Truro College 09-Sep-2021 Variation to route and timetable. Renumbered from 239 FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.461 220 St Dennis Pharmacy Truro College 07-Sep-2021 Variation to route and timetable.
222 renumbered to 220
FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.575 270 - 274 Mevagissy, Fowey, St Austell Truro College 07-Sep-2021 Revised route and timetables.
270 replaces 223,
271/272 replaces 215,
273 replaces 214
274 replaces 216.
FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.404 271 272 Callington, New Road St Austell, Trinity Street 07-Sep-2021 Variation to route and timetable.
228 renumbered to 271. Additional service 272
FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.587 390 Camborne Bus Station Penwith College 09-Sep-2021 250 renumbered to 390 with no changes to the timetable FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.454 400 Portreath Beach Car Park Truro College 08-Sep-2021 Variation to timetable.
  243 renumbered to 400
FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH1011427.013 408 Summercourt Bus Garage Old Cattle Market, Trekenning Road 22-Sep-2021 Timetable variation SUMMERCOURT TRAVEL LTD
PH1011427.099 423 Summercourt Bus Garage Gorran Haven Holiday Park, Boswinger 24-Sep-2021 Timetable changes.. New timetable on Traveline from 5 September 2021? SUMMERCOURT TRAVEL LTD
PH1011427.093 499 Tregony Square, Ladock Summercourt, London Inn 24-Sep-2021 Timetable variation SUMMERCOURT TRAVEL LTD
PH0004983.368 500 Truro College St Mawes Car Park 07-Sep-2021 Variation to route and timetable.
    227 renumbered to 500
FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH2008096.008 647 Market Entrance, Co op, Hatherleigh Sidwell Street 30-Jul-2021 Termination and return point changed from Exeter Bus Station to Sidwell Street. LINDEN HOLDINGS (DEVON) LTD
PH0004983.577 660 Brill, Hillcrest Truro College 07-Sep-2021 Variation to route and timetable FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH1020951.349 819 Bude, Splash Centre Atlantic Academy 06-Sep-2021 Schooldays only, one journey in each direction STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
PH0004983.188 850 TRURO COLLEGE NEWQUAY RAILWAY STATION 06-Sep-2021 Variation to route and timetable
    Service number changed from 224, 225 and 226 to 850.
FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.195 890 Bodmin/ Summercourt Truro College 06-Sep-2021 Variation to route and timetable.

    211 and 223 renumbered to 890
FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.410 890 Launceston, Westgate Street Victoria Cornwall Services 06-Sep-2021 Variation to route and timetable.

    211 renumbered to 890
FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.202 900 950 St Columb Major Truro College 06-Sep-2021 Variation to route and timetable.
    212 and 213 renumbered to 900 and 950.
FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.406 900 950 Wadebridge Bus Station Kingsley Village Shopping Centre 06-Sep-2021 Variation to timetable and route. FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.407 950 Boscastle, Car Park Wadebridge Bus Station 06-Sep-2021 Variation to route and timetable.
    212 renumbered to 950
FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.599 D1 (D2) Eden Project Bus Station Newquay Bus Station 12-Jul-2021 Temporary suspension of service due to Coronavirus FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.600 D3 Eden Project Bus Station Perranporth, Perran Sands 12-Jul-2021 Temporary suspension of service due to Coronavirus FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.601 D4 Eden Project Bus Station Truro, outside Truro College 12-Jul-2021 Temporary suspension of service due to Coronavirus FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.602 D5 Eden Project Bus Station Lost Gardens of Heligan/ Mevagissey 12-Jul-2021 Temporary timetable variation due to Coronavirus FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.603 D6 (D7) Eden Project Bus Station Lost Gardens of Heligan 12-Jul-2021 Temporary suspension of service due to Coronavirus FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.604 D8 Eden Project Bus Station Fowey Safe Harbour Inn 12-Jul-2021 Temporary suspension of service due to Coronavirus FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.605 D9 (D10) Eden Project Bus Station Looe Tregoad Park/ Polperro Crumplehorn /Lanhydrock 12-Jul-2021 Temporary suspension of service due to Coronavirus FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.606 D11 Eden Project Padstow Old Station Car Park 12-Jul-2021 Temporary suspension of service due to Coronavirus FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH1020951.346 GOLD Plymouth, Royal Parade Ivybridge 18-Aug-2021 To operate a 2320 departure to Ivybridge for the Plymouth Fireworks Competition STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
PH0004983.367 L1 L2 Helston, Blue Anchor Truro Bus Station 07-Sep-2021 Variation to route and timetable.
    234 and 235 renumbered to L1 and L2.
FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.447 L1 Redruth Railway station, Poldhu, Mullion, Helston The Lizard 05-Sep-2021 Variation to route and timetable

new timetable, running every 2 hours Mondays to Saturdays, with extra buses towards Helston on college days
FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.427 L2 Coverack Helston Blue Anchor 07-Sep-2021 Variation to route and timetable.
    235 renumbered to L2
FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.589 L3 Helston, Blue Anchor Truro Rail Station 05-Sep-2021 Variation to route and timetable
new timetable, running every 2 hours Mondays to Saturdays
FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.610 L5 Helston Tesco St Ives, Malakoff Bus Station 05-Sep-2021 Variation to route and timetable
new timetable, running every 2 hours Mondays to Saturdays
FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.170 Land's End Coaster PENZANCE Bus Station LANDS END 09-Sep-2021 Variation to include two new journeys on college days only.
two new journeys will run on college day mornings between Sennen Cove, Porthcurno, St Buryan, Newlyn and Penzance
FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.172 The Mousehole PENZANCE Bus Station MOUSEHOLE 05-Sep-2021 Variation to timetable and route description.
   M6 renamed to The Mousehole
the Mousehole has a new timetable with minor changes, and buses will no longer show M6 on the front
FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.612 S1 Newquay, Tresillian Barton, Dairyland Pentire Headland 12-Jul-2021 Temporary suspension of service due to Coronavirus FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.613 S2 Trevarrian, opp Travellers Rest Pentire Headland 12-Jul-2021 Temporary suspension of service due to Coronavirus FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.614 S3 RAF St Mawgan Pentire Headland 12-Jul-2021 Temporary suspension of service due to Coronavirus FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.174 T1 T2 Penzance, Bus Station/ ST IVES, Malakoff Truro,  Bus Station/ College 05-Sep-2021 Variation to timetable
minor timetable changes, and the T1 serves West Cornwall Shopping Park more often
FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH1020951.347 TC1 Bideford Great Torrington 28-Aug-2021 Special event service for the Torrington Cavaliers. Saturday 28th August only. 4 journeys in each direction STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
PH1020951.348 TC2 Barnstaple Great Torrington 28-Aug-2021 Special Event service for the Torrington Cavaliers. Saturday 28th August 2021only. 4 journeys in each direction. STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
PH0004983.187 U1 U1A U3 FALMOUTH Moor TRURO Treliske Hospital/NEWQUAY Bus Station 05-Sep-2021 Variation to timetable, some journeys renumbered U1A
extends beyond Truro to serve Treliske Hospital, St Agnes (U1A), Perranporth and Newquay up to every 30 mins
FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.576 U1X Falmouth, The Moor Truro College 07-Sep-2021 Variation to route and timetable.
    231 and 232 renumbered to U1X
FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.171 U4 Falmouth Penzance 05-Sep-2021 Variation to U4 timetable.
    Addition of U4X
FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED

More so now than ever – please check with the operators web sites before planning to travel – dont rely on any timetables on these pages as things are changing almost daily at the moment as operators struggle to find enough drivers to run their networks.

09 September 2021

Lack of drivers driving the country down

It wont have escaped your attention that the country seems to be very short of drivers at the moment. This is seen in the number of empty shelves in supermarkets, missing products when shopping online and longer delivery times for many online retailers. Of course the bus companies are no exception and are all desperate for drivers.

Plymouth Citybus has always been very good at keeping passengers up to date on Twitter and has now actually set up a page with all the services that are being cancelled currently, trying to space them out across their network:

We are having to make reductions to some of our bus routes with immediate effect. https://www.plymouthbus.co.uk/changes-bus-services

This is due to challenges we are facing with staff availability, a problem facing many transport operators. We believe this issue will be short term as we move through the current spike of absence and progress the training of over 40 new drivers in our recruitment system.

Services affected are:

Monday-Friday

5/A

Removing buses running from Royal Parade to Elburton at: 07.25, 9.25, 10.35, 13.05, 15.25

Removing buses running from Elburton to Royal Parade at: 7.35, 9.55,  11.05, 13.35, 15.55

Removing buses running from Royal Parade to Callington Road (Saltash) at: 8.10, 14.10

Removing bus running from Callington Road (Saltash) to Royal Parade at: 8.40, 14.40

8/9

Removing buses running from Royal Parade to Torridge Way at: 11.22, 15.32, 16.17, 18.15

Removing buses running from Torridge Way to City Centre at: 11.34, 15.52, 16.37, 18.30

16

Removing buses running from Royal Parade to Kings Tamerton at: 8.25, 15.55

Removing buses running from Kings Tamerton to Royal Parade at: 8.48, 16.18

21/A

Removing buses running from Royal Parade towards Barne Barton at: 7.05, 9.35, 13.35, 16.55, 19.30, 21.45

Removing buses running from Barne Barton towards Royal Parade at: 7.34, 10.04, 14.04, 17.28, 22.08

Removing buses running from Royal Parade towards Plympton at: 8.15, 10.45, 14.45, 15.35, 18.20, 22.40

Removing buses running from Plympton towards Royal Parade at: 8.54, 11.21, 15.21, 16.14, 18.49, 23.12

27

Removing buses running from Royal Parade towards Deer Park at: 10.30, 11.30

Removing buses running from Deer Park towards Royal Parade at: 10.48, 11.48

28/A

Removing buses running from Royal Parade towards Crownhill at: 9.15, 9.45

Removing buses running from Crownhill towards Royal Parade at: 9.45, 17.25

40

Removing bus running from Royal Parade towards Southway at 13.25

Removing bus running from Southway towards Royal Parade at: 13.56

42

Removing buses running from Royal Parade towards Mainstone at: 6.45, 8.50, 11.50, 15.50, 17.55

Removing buses running from Mainstone towards Royal Parade at: 7.37, 9.45, 12.45, 16.50, 18.45, 19.58

Removing bus running from The Ship towards Mainstone at 19.21

42A

Removing buses running from Royal Parade towards Tamerton Foliot at: 12.00, 18.05, 20.30

Removing buses running from Tamerton Foliot towards Royal Parade at: 12.49, 18.49, 21.13

42C

Removing buses running from Royal Parade towards Woolwell at: 13.40, 15.10, 16.40, 22.00

Removing buses running from Woolwell towards Royal Parade at: 14.21, 15.56, 17.26, 22.49

43

Removing buses running from Royal Parade towards Ernesettle at: 10.15, 12.15, 14.15, 17.05

Removing buses running from Ernesettle towards Royal Parade at: 10.47, 12.47, 14.53, 17.38

50

Removing buses running from Royal Parade towards Derriford Hospital at: 9.25, 11.05, 12.05, 14.25, 16.05

Removing buses running from Derriford Hospital to Royal Parade at: 10.20, 15.20, 17.05

61

Removing buses running from Royal Parade to Transit Way at: 7.05, 14.35

Removing bus running from Transit Way to Royal Parade at 15.10

You can see all current timetables on our website or via the Plymouth Citybus app, and can contact our Customer Experience Team on 01752 662271

We’ve tried to focus our resources on routes which get students to school, key workers to their jobs, and patients and visitors to healthcare, but we know that this will cause inconveniences for some of you, for which we apologise. We’re working to get more drivers on the road, and are actively recruiting and training. The driver shortage has been compounded by delays at the DVLA, slowing down the paperwork we need before someone can drive for us.

If you’re interested in becoming a driver, you can find out more here: https://www.plymouthbus.co.uk/careers


Stagecoach are also having major problems

Thursday 9th September 2021

The following journeys will not operate:

Exeter

A From  Alphington 0646, 0811, 0941, 1111, 1241, 1411, 1541, 1712

From  Thornpark Rise 0620, 0739, 0903, 1033, 1203, 1333, 1503, 1633, 1803

E From  Exwick 0625, 0705, 0753, 0902, 0959, 1059, 1159, 1259, 1359, 1503, 1607, 1710, 1818

From  City Centre 0610, 0650, 0741, 0840, 0940, 1040, 1140, 1240, 1340, 1440, 1540, 1640, 1750

F2 From  Summerway 0755, 0920, 1050, 1220, 1350, 1520, 1650, 1820,

From  City Centre 0740, 0900, 1030, 1200, 1330, 1500, 1630, 1800

F2 From  Savoy Hill 0627, 0655, 0725, 0835, 1005, 1135, 1305, 1435, 1605, 1735, 1900

From  City Centre 0612, 0640, 0710, 0815, 0945, 1115, 1245, 1415, 1545, 1715, 1845,

K From  Science Park 0746, 0846, 0948, 1048, 1148, 1248, 1348, 1448, 1558, 1648, 1748, 18458, 2005

From  City Centre 0720, 0820, 0920, 1020, 1120, 1220, 1320, 1420, 1520, 1620, 1720, 1830, 1930

GREEN From  Matford P&R 0745, 0925, 1649, 1845,

From  Sowton P&R 0833, 1002, 1615, 1755, 1920

R From  Rifford Road 0735, 0810, 0850,0930, 1010, 1050, 1130, 1210, 1250, 1330, 1410, 1450, 1530, 1610, 1650, 1730, 1810

From  City Centre 0750. 0832. 0912. 0950, 1030, 1110, 1150, 1230, 1310, 1350, 1430, 1510,1550, 1630, 1710, 1750, 1825

S From  Rifford Road 0725, 0800, 0840, 0920, 1000, 1040, 1120, 1200, 1240, 1320, 1400, 1440, 1520, 1600, 1640, 1720, 1800

From  City Centre 0742, 0822, 0902, 0940, 1020, 1100, 1140,1220, 1300, 1340, 1420, 1500, 1540, 1620, 1700, 1740, 1820

J From  Tesco Superstore 0717, 0817, 0917, 1017, 1117, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1605, 1710, 1810

From  City Centre 0652, 0754, 0855, 0955, 1055, 1122, 1222, 1322, 1422, 1522, 1630, 1736, 1835

57 From  Exeter 0640, 0710, 0740, 0815, 0905, 0930, 1000, 1045, 1130, 1200, 1230, 1315, 1400, 1430, 1505, 1550, 1635, 1705, 1740, 1825

From  Exmouth  0523, 0715, 0728, 0802, 0833, 0918, 1005, 1035, 1105, 1150, 1235, 1305, 1335,  1420, 1504, 1534, 1613, 1658, 1750, 1816, 1842

Torbay                

12           From     Paignton Bus Station      13:27:00,09:08,12:35,14:35,15:22

12           From     Brixham               14:10:00,07:50,10:40,13.00,10:10,14:30,10:30,12:50,15:00,18:00,12:00,17:30,14.30,

12           From     Cary Parade        08:01,

12           From     Newton Abbot  14:30:00,08:50,11:30,16:30,10:40,13:30,16:00

12           From     Torquay Harbour             09:47,

12           From     Newton Rd Asda              06:55, 09:20,

13           From     Newton Rd Asda              12:51:00,14:05

13           From     Brixham               14:00

22           From     Dawlish warren                11:05

22           From     St Marychurch   115:35,18:30,

22           From     Torquay Strand 11:20:00,

22           From     Paignton Bus Station      09/01/1900  09:03:12,13:46,

22           From     South Devon College     14:23,17:03,

23           From     Paignton Bus Station      15:48,16:13,16:53

23           From     South Devon College     15:53,16:33,17:13

32C         From     Grammar School              16:05

77           From     Sherborne Rd    8:52

35A        From     Torquay Harbour             11:40,13:00

35C         From     Torquay Harbour             06:27,07:00,11:40,13:00

FOX        From     Paignton Bus Station      11.00,11.30

North Devon

21           From     Barnstaple - Westward Ho!       0545,

From     Westward Ho! - Barnstaple       0630,

From     Barnstaple - Ilfracombe                0732, 1325,

From     Ilfraocmbe - Barnstaple                0820, 1420,

21A        From     Barnstaple - Appledore               0706, 0740, 0910, 0940, 1010, 1110, 1210, 1310, 1340,

From     Appledore - Barnstaple               0809, 0839, 1009, 1039, 1109, 1209, 1309, 1409, 1439,

10/10A  From     Barnstaple - Gorwell      1155, 1455, 1525,

From     Gorwell - Barnstaple      1202, 1502, 1532,

11A/11C               From     Barnstaple - Whiddon Valley    0755, 0835, 0915, 0955, 1035, 1115, 1155, 1235, 1315,

From     Whiddon Valley - Barnstaple    0811, 0853, 0933, 1011, 1053, 1133, 1211, 1253, 1333,

Plymouth

101         From     George P&R       07:30 07:45 09:00 09:22 10:22 10:37 11:37 11:52 12:52 13:07 13:22  14:22 14:37 15:37 15:52 17:00 18:05 18:25 19:15

101         From     Royal Parade     07:05 08:10 08:30 09:45  10:00 11:00 11:15 12:15 12:30 12:45 14:00 14:30 14:45 15:00 15:15  15:45 16:15 16:30 17:15 17:45 18:00 18:45 19:45

1              From     Tavistock             05:50  08:05 10:00 11;15 12:00 13:30 14:45 15:45 17:10 18:20

1              From     Royal Parade     06:10 06:51 09:08 09:51  10:51 11:51 12:06 12:51 14:21 15:51 16:42

2              From     Mount Batten   07:53 09:20 10:20 11:00 11:40 12:00  12:40 13:00 14:00 14:20 15:20 6:43 17:03 17:38 18:00  18:30 18:53  19:23 20:23 21:23 23:23

2              From     St Stephens        06:32 09:03 10:22 10:42  12:02 12:42 13:42 14:02 16:24 16:44 17:25 18:04 19:23 20:18 22:18

2A           From     Sherford              07:42 08:22 09:10  11:30 11:50 12:10 13:50 14:10 15:10 15:22  15:51 16:12 16:53 17:14 17:44  17:54 18:13 18 :41 19:53

2A           From     Saltash 06:20 07:36  08:51  09:31 10:10 10:30 12:50  13:10  13:50 14:30 14:50  15:10 15:51 16:12 16:31  17:05 17:51 18:11 18:52 19:15 19:46

Falcon   From     Plymouth            02:00 am 05:00 am

Falcon   From     Bristol   6:30 am 10:00 am

There is a similar list for Friday 10th on the same page

https://www.stagecoachbus.com/service-updates/serviceupdatesarticle?SituationId=ID-24/08/2021-17:43:03:382

Of course with all of this going on you can expect any competent government to be doing its best to get things moving and put into place a proper well thought out plan to help operators. Sadly however we do not have a competent government in this country so good luck…

Of course they blame covid for all of this, and I am sure covid certainly plays its part in making things worse – however covid exists all around the world at the moment – and nowhere else seems to having the same chronic staff shortages as we are.