A market day bus service to Sudbury has been saved, meaning villagers have at least one connection to Sudbury a week.
There were fears the Thursday 715 service from Stanstead to Sudbury would be scrapped with falling user numbers but Suffolk County Council and Felix have come up with a solution.
The service is the only link to Sudbury for some villagers, including in Alpheton, with Sudbury.
A Suffolk County Council spokesman said: “We know a lot of the villages served by Service 715 don’t have a regular service into Sudbury.
“We were happy to work cooperatively with Felix to make sure the vehicle was financially viable and are pleased that the service will be continuing with our support.”
The service leaves Stanstead at 9.15am, stopping at Boxted, Hartest Green, Shimpling, Lawshall, Shimpling Street, Thorn Court Corner, Alpheton Green, The Bridge Street Rose and Crown and The Bull Hotel in Long Melford, arriving at Sudbury bus station at 10.17am.
It leaves Sudbury at 12.45am.