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Local Bus Services

Going on holiday? Corporate business trip?

We operate two local bus services. These routes operate on schooldays only, but they are open to the general public, and any passengers can travel on these services.

223 Service

This service operates from Braintree, via High Garrett, Halstead & Sible Hedingham and Services the Sible Hedingham School

716 Service

This service operates from Castle Hedingham via Sible Hedingham,Halstead, Earls Colne, White Colne, Eight Ash Green and services all the schools on Lexden Road from, St Marys Grils School/St Benedicts, Colchester High School, Colchester Grammar School, & Colchester High School for Girls.

Both routes accept daily payers, via contactless payments or cash.

Termly passes are also available  

If you are interested in booking a place on either service please contact the office on 01376 320502 or e-mail office@flagfinders.com and a member of our team will be able to help you.

  • Please ensure you are in place at least five minutes before the departure time
  • Please refer to our Facebook page for up-to-date information regarding delays. Roads and school closures.
  • Behaviour: Responsible behaviour when travelling on school buses is of paramount importance. It is imperative that all students observe the conduct expectations set out by Flagfinders, particularly regarding the seating areas assigned to specific year groups.
  • Lost Property, For all lost property outside of office hours 0800 - 1730 please e-mail office@flagfnders.com. Please include, what School route or private hire you were on, where on the vehicle the item was left and a description of the item. We hope to get back to you within a 24hr period.
Service Timetables We require all students to arrive 5 minutes before the designated pick-up time.
223 Service Timetable - Braintree/Hedingham School
This route services Hedingham School via Braintree/High Garrett/Halstead/Sible Hedingham.
716 Service Timetable - Caslte Hedingham/Lexden Road Schools Colchester.
This route services schools on Lexden Road Colchester.Castle/Sible Hedingham/Gosfield/Halstead/Earls Colne/ Eight Ash Green.