Nigel Huddleston MP has stated his support of a new bus service in Worcestershire.

Droitwich residents will benefit from the new 153 service, which started being operated by First Bus weekdays on Monday, November 6.

The service aims to improve connectivity between Worcester and Droitwich.

It comes following a successful bid from Worcestershire County Council for government funding.

This fund, focused on enhancing bus services, targets key industrial areas within Droitwich.

Huddleston, Mid Worcestershire MP, said: "I’m delighted to hear of the new 153 bus service, which will no doubt be well-received by my constituents living in and around Droitwich.

"It represents the fantastic work that Worcestershire County Council is doing to improve local transport services."

The new service is expected to provide residents and workers with improved access to important areas including the train station and the Berry Hill and Hampton Lovett Industrial Estates.

This initiative not only simplifies daily commutes, but also opens doors to new employment opportunities in the local community.

Richard Chinnock, operations manager for First Worcester, said: "We’re committed to getting more people to travel by bus, so we’re delighted to be working in partnership with Worcestershire County Council to provide this additional service in the county, which will provide a much needed boost to the business community, especially those on the industrial estates it serves, as well as local residents and visitors.

“We’ve also been working with the council and local schools to improve our bus services for pupils to ensure they arrive and leave on time for school, resulting in some minor changes to the timetable on a few school routes.”

Additionally, from November 5, First Bus plans to make changes to existing services in the Worcester area.

The changes include an update to the Service 144 (Worcester to Catshill) timetable, with all subsequent departures running five minutes earlier and adjustments to the Chase High School services to align with their start and finish times.

For further information and to view the revised timetables, you can visit the First Bus website or Worcestershire County Council website.