The need for greatly improved local transport in the Cobham area was recognised by Transition Cobham, and the Chatterbus and its charitable purpose was the brainchild of Lady Acher (Joyce). Chatterbus hit the roads around Cobham in April 2015. Until then, because of poor public transport, many people in the area without their own car had severe difficulty in accessing vital services such as the JobCentre, healthcare, economical shops and other transport links, not to mention friends and social events, especially across the A3 to Weybridge where a bus service was non-existent. There wasn’t even public transport between Cobham and Stoke D’Abernon station and the town.
Now the carefully devised timetable provides a reliable service to commuters and school children at each end of the working day, but above all, to those for whom the everyday task of getting around presents such a huge challenge.