WELLINGTON residents are being urged to make greater use of public transport which campaigners say could help save money - and the planet.

This year’s Transport Week, beginning on Monday June 17, will see the Wellington Bus User Group out and about trumpeting all the best things about busses.

The group’s ‘Catch the Bus’ campaign claims if more of us hop on, we will save money, reduce congestion, and help bring down carbon emissions.

The campaign group is also canvassing the town on their views about local bus services, and will be holding a stall outside the Co-Op in Fore Street on Friday, June, 21 to hear how services could be improved.

A spokesperson for the Wellington Bus User Group also took the opportunity to remind residents fares would remain as low as £2 for the remainder of the year.

They said: “When speaking to people at bus stalls we have held in the town over the last couple of years, we’ve found that often people who don’t normally use buses say they are used to driving everywhere.

“We want to show the benefits of catching the bus to encourage people who don’t usually think about it to try it. We are also reminding people that all local bus fares are only £2 (single) until the end of the year.”

The campaign is also being backed by local ecology activist group Transition Town Wellington, as well as the town council, with the aim of promoting quality of life and protecting the environment.