THE popular Lymm Shopper bus service will be under new management after Easter.
Previous operator JJ Travel gave up the franchise due to retirement and a new operator, Direct Taxis will take over.
The person who has been driving the bus in recent weeks will continue and work for the new company.
Local Liberal Democrat campaigner Cllr Tim Martland says, “This is excellent news. I know many residents were anxious because they feared the service might stop altogether. The service provides a vital function for older people all over the village.
“It enables people living in Broomedge, Booths Hill, Statham and Heatley and places in between to get around the village and gain access to shops, medical centres and friends. As well as being a great benefit for local residents, the bus provides a boost for local businesses in the village.
“The new service will operate from Tuesday 6 April and there have been a few changes to the timetable to include some additions to the areas served.”