Chatty Bus

Did you know that Norwich is known as one of the friendliest places in the UK. But almost half of us who live here have felt the effects of loneliness and social isolation or know some one who has. 

Chatty Bus launched in  Norwich on Friday 6th March 2020 bringing people together on our buses using conversation to build friendships and create communities. Our buses traveled alonged routes 5A, 5B and 5C to and from Norwich Castle Meadow and through surrounding villages on-route including Sprowston, Wroxham, Blofield Heath and Horning.
One in three people deliberately catch the bus to have some form of social interaction and two-thirds of bus users believe that the bus creates strong community ties.
Supported by volunteers from Aviva, Konectbus and Age UK, these Chatty Bus Champions boarded the buses at Castle Meadow and travelled on-board chatting away to passengers as they travelled across our county. Kinda Kafe located on Castle Meadow, supported the event and was also on-hand offering coffee and tea to all those who got involved. 
Chatty Bus was launched in conjunction with The Norwich Together Alliance, founded to build a city full of connection, tackle the loneliness epidemic, and get the best from this place we call home. 

Chatty Bus will hit the streets of Norfolk again on Wednesday 20th May 2020. Follow our Twitter and Facebook page for more details. 

Chatty Bus was launched in conjunction with The Norwich Together Alliance, founded to build a city full of connection, tackle the loneliness epidemic, and get the best from this place we call home.