A BUS service launched in a Flintshire town last year has proven so popular that it is now set to extend its services into other villages.

In July 2021, the 'Fflecsi' service was born, offering a six day a week pre book-able service to Holywell residents.

Due to the success it enjoyed there, it is now being extended out into five further areas of Flintshire.

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The villages of Penyffordd, Picton, Gwespyr, Gronant and Gwaenysgor are all set to benefit from the extension of Fflecsi's services.

With Fflecsi, you pay on the bus like any other service - but the biggest difference is that you book the bus through the app or via the call centre.

Flintshire’s Cabinet Member for Streetscene and the regional transport strategy, Councillor Dave Hughes, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Transport for Wales to extend the fflecsi service here in west Flintshire.

"The service has been really popular since it launched last June and allows residents to get out and about, with direct links to Holywell bus station, the local shops, leisure facilities and medical appointments in a more convenient way.”

The Leader:

PIC: The Fflecsi service is being extended in Flintshire.

Head of Network and Service Development for Transport for Wales, Andrew Sherrington commented: “fflecsi is providing a much-needed service to people across Wales, especially in areas where public transport has been reduced in recent years, providing access to public services and address transport poverty in rural areas.”

fflecsi operates Monday – Friday 9.15am until 6pm and on Saturday from 9.15am until 1pm and is available for everyone to use, just like a conventional bus.

To find out more, including details of the services, a map of the area being served and how to book, please click here.