Stagecoach Bus Company are currently consulting on a new bus route for the X30/31 services around Grove and Wantage. Originally, planned to take place with just one week's notice, I have managed to get the consultation period extended until the end of the month.
The proposal is that 'some' of the X30 and 31 services from Wantage Market Place to Oxford will go via the west rather than to the east of the village. This would see buses leaving Wantage, going down Mill Street then going along the Denchworth Road past Stockham Park. In Grove, the buses would go past the recreational ground and skate park, then go through the centre of the village up Breretron Drive, before rejoining Station Road and the normal route.
Currently, the services leave the Wantage Market Place and come to Grove via the A338 Grove Road and Main Street. However, the company wishes to find out if residents desire 'some services' to take this alternative route.