Is it logical to cancel bus service?

PUBLISHED: 09:50 11 September 2006 | UPDATED: 09:51 24 May 2010

RE: Taxi service for John Warren and St Georges. I don't usually consider anonymous letters to be worthy of a reply. Let me simply ask this. Is it logical to cancel a bus service to a community of mainly elderly folk, many of whom are disabled, at a time

RE: Taxi service for John Warren and St Georges. I don't usually consider anonymous letters to be worthy of a reply. Let me simply ask this. Is it logical to cancel a bus service to a community of mainly elderly folk, many of whom are disabled, at a time when the population of that area has more than doubled with the new Bellway development, and at a time when free bus travel has been made available to the elderly and infirm? The service was cancelled to the village in order that it could serve the new courts building, which is already served by a number of bus routes, with a rail link just across the road.As for catching the bus on the New Bristol Road, any pedestrian would take their life in their hands trying to cross this dangerous road at any time of the day. Anyone who has taken the trouble to examine all the issues in this matter, as my council has, realises that a tiny adjustment to the new route would reinstate a service which would save many residents, including the elderly and infirm, a great deal of inconvenience and hardship. We will continue to fight to get our bus back!JOHN WARRENChairman, St Georges Parish Council


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