RESIDENTS in Llandegla and Bryneglwys will be able to make a regular round trip to Ruthin or Wrexham after a new bus service arrives after five years.

A bus service will be provided for residents in the rural villages after being rolled out by Denbighshire County Council (DCC) on Monday, December 3.

The new service provided by Denbighshire County Council will connect Llandegla to the X51 bus service through Bryneglwys and on to Ruthin or Wrexham.

The service, which used to run until it was discontinued about five years ago, will be available from 9.30am to 2.30pm during Monday to Friday.

It will allow residents to travel between Llandegla and Bryneglwys.

DCC will continue to provide a return taxi link for Bryneglwys residents travelling to Llandegla on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9.25am who want to catch the X51 bus for Wrexham. This is operated by AAA Taxis of Ruthin and passengers will no longer need to book.

Other journey opportunities are available through the South Denbighshire Community Partnership (SDCP) including volunteer driver direct transport scheme to Ruthin, in which residents will be asked to contribute £2. This is subject to driver availability.

Cllr Martin Mortimer, community councillor for Bryneglwys, said: "The residents of Bryneglwys are delighted to hear of this improvement in public transport services for our area, both from the county council and through the SDCP.

"The flexibility it provides is a great help."

To find out more about the bus service, contact the Denbighshire County Council Passenger Transport on 01824 706982. To find out more about the SDCP volunteer transport service call 01490 266004. Call the same number before 3pm to book your travel on the day. Journeys need to be within the scheme guidelines.