Pledge to lobby Government about bus route subsidies

First published in News

A pledge to lobby the Government about the impact of slashing subsidised bus routes in South Craven has been made by North Yorkshire County Council chiefs.

It is one of a number of promises it has voiced after making swingeing cuts totalling £2 million to its bus services bill.

Heaviest hit are the subsidised school bus routes, where help will only be provided to children entitled to free home-to-school transport. This applies to children living in areas including Lothersdale, Silsden and Farnill, and will take effect from September.

The executive committee agreed to investigate alternative funding from parish councils and other bodies, where local buses are not provided commercially.

It will also conduct an in-depth review of local bus services to establish how they could be put on a more sustainable footing.

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11:14am Sat 1 Feb 14

G_Firth says...

Quite simply when child safety comes into question that is a step to far when it comes to cuts but on the basis of rural services the governments misconception that every one that lives in rural communities have access to private vehicles is mind boggling to say the least.
The mere fact that so many non rural councils of the south have had their budgets increased while those in the north are left to fend for themselves is just sickening.
Quite simply when child safety comes into question that is a step to far when it comes to cuts but on the basis of rural services the governments misconception that every one that lives in rural communities have access to private vehicles is mind boggling to say the least. The mere fact that so many non rural councils of the south have had their budgets increased while those in the north are left to fend for themselves is just sickening. G_Firth
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