A Diss firm has stepped in to help residents of a south Norfolk village affected by the closure of their local GP surgery.
Simonds will run a return bus service between Dickleburgh and Pulham Market from Monday to Friday for residents of the former needing to use the surgery in the latter village
Much to the annoyance of hundreds of residents, twice-weekly surgeries in Dickleburgh ceased in April.
The new bus service will leave Dickleburgh at 8.53am, outside the village church.
It will get to The Falcon pub in Pulham - a 50-yard walk from the surgery - at 9.03am.
The return journey is at 11.28am, arriving back in Dickleburgh for 11.42am.
Martyn Simonds, of the bus firm, said that despite it being before the 9.30am watershed for concessionary cards, drivers will honour all holders of the cards getting the 8.53am service.
The new service will begin running on September 2.
Mr Simonds said that the firm is not sure what the take-up will be like, but is determined to give it a go.
The Diss Express reported last month that campaigners fighting to keep Dickleburgh surgery open were considering their options after a Norfolk County Council scrutiny committee upheld its closure.
Former Dickleburgh and Rushall Parish Council chairman Terry Clarkson described the decision as “outrageous”, and said the matter could be taken to judicial review, or an appeal made directly to Health Minister Norman Lamb MP.