Bus service cuts in CorbyPosted: March 14, 2013
As the Corby Telegraph reports, I have raised my concerns about cuts to local bus services.
Many local bus routes are being cut in some way, whether that is by a reduction in services or withdrawal of services altogether.
Stagecoach tell me that they have had a £250,000 cut from the County Council and can no longer subsidise any bus routes.
This is terrible news for many local people who rely on buses to get to work or to access services.
Local residents have already been in touch to tell me there is a Facebook Group for those campaigning to stop the cuts and I have offered my support.
I will be seeking urgent meetings with Stagecoach and with the County Council to ask for an urgent re-think. I have also written to the Transport Minister to highlight the importance of local bus services and seek reassurances.