Dear Sir,

I refer to your item in the Newton News of the 18th July 2020 about the use of 10 year old tyres. For clarification the Society’s vehicles are not affected by this regulation as all of ADBPS’s buses are exempt from MoT and are not used commercially. Members of the public may dwell secure in the knowledge that all of our buses are maintained to a very high standard and should therefore have no concerns when riding on one in the future.

Finally, I am told that Gardiners of Spennymoor, coach repairers, have nearly finished the refurbishment of the “Newtonian”, our 1969 Bristol LHS single decker bus, which will be paraded around Newton Aycliffe and under the Blue Bridge in the not too distant future.

Many Thanks

Ian Wiggett