Fight Back on Talke Bus Services
Labour Councillors are campaigning to save local bus services following huge cut backs to services by First. The removal of services to key locations has left residents isolated in their homes with no access to other forms of public transport.
Councillor David Allport and Mike Stubbs have met with the regional director of First Bus and hope to have a date for a public meeting soon.
David Allport said: “It’s appalling that first bus has removed these services without speaking to local people first. We will not sit back and allow First Bus to put profit before people. If there are problems with the service now, imagine what it will be like in winter for the elderly and disabled. How are local children going to get to school?”
Mike Stubbs also commented: “The Tory led Coalition Government has done all it can to cut transport subsidies up and down the UK. The Government wants more people to go out and work, but then removes the main option for the people of Talke and Talke Pits to get to the workplace. Cutting the bus service is a senseless thing to do.”
Posted on September 5, 2014, in Talke, Talke Pits and tagged Bus Services, Chairman of LAPs Kyle Robinson, community, Community Blog, Councillor David Allport, Councillor for Talke, Councillor Mike Stubbs, First Bus, Kidsgrove News, Kidsgrove People, Kyle Robinson, kyle robinson kidsgrove, Newcastle Borough Council, Talke, Talke Pits, Talke Residents, www.cllrkylerobinson.com. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.