The Big Lemon has been a popular addition to the Brighton scene over the last 4 years, with its distinctive yellow buses running from the Universities to the city centre and back using Brighton’s waste cooking oil as fuel. From small beginnings the service has grown every year, doubling its frequency every year since 2008. With a friendly smile to greet passengers as they board, the drivers have built up a good rapport with passengers, and the service is run for the benefit of local good causes on the first Sunday of each month.
Over the last six months, however, the service has taken a beating and it is clear that with an increase in competition on the buses The Big Lemon has to change its business model in order to continue to provide passengers with a low-cost sustainable bus service.
What will the service look like in the future? That very much depends on what people want. The people at The Big Lemon have been working hard putting together a few options, and would like as many people as possible to come to a meeting at Sussex University tomorrow to give feedback and share ideas. The meeting will be held at 5:00pm in Room 126 of Falmer House. The feedback from this meeting will have a major influence on what happens next year, so please come and have your say!