An impossible task

PUBLISHED: 08:34 04 September 2006 | UPDATED: 09:48 24 May 2010

FIRST BUS and North Somerset Council with its travel subsidies are not in business to provide a taxi service for John Warren and the residents of Station Road and Vale Crescent, St Georges. I caught the bus to the new development and walked to New Bristol

FIRST BUS and North Somerset Council with its travel subsidies are not in business to provide a taxi service for John Warren and the residents of Station Road and Vale Crescent, St Georges.I caught the bus to the new development and walked to New Bristol Road in 12 minutes, including a wait at the level crossing. This means that most residents live little more than five minutes from a bus stop. Weekdays there are 45 buses to central Bristol, 15 buses to Clevedon, Portishead and Cribbs Causeway and 60 buses to the centre of Weston. The service from the new development provides a direct service not only to the town centre but also the railway station and the hospital.There are areas around Weston which are almost bus free zones - Worlebury's first bus 8.38, last bus from town 17.20, very little use to go to work, college or school, and a long climb up hill for us pensioners after a day out. Residents of Kewstoke and Sand Bay also have a poor service from September through the winter until the end of May.Cllr John Crockford-Hawley has an impossible task and with First Bus will be unable to please everyone. I cannot see why St Georges should have more buses. I have been unable to find any other village or suburb in North Somerset with so many direct connections and over such a long period of the day.NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED

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