TWO councillors are calling for better bus stop provision in rural parts of their ward.

Mark Curtis and Luke Maunsell – who represent Oakworth on Keighley Town Council – say two potential locations for stops have been identified in the Slack Lane area, served by the K14.

Cllr Maunsell says: "Currently there's a lack of bus stops in some of the most in-need areas. The two spots identified should form the beginning of discussions on how to improve connectivity and give residents a clear access point for the K14."

Cllr Curtis says: "I'm glad investment has been made in bus services and that fares are cheaper, but we need to ensure people can get onto the buses in the first place."

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Combined Authority, which maintains bus stops, says: "We're committed to making it as easy as possible to use the bus.

"In some rural locations, buses operate on a ‘hail and ride’ basis – which is the case with the K14 on Holme House Lane and Mackingstone Lane, Oakworth.

"This means passengers can hail a bus, and it will pick them up in a safe location in places where there are no physical bus stops."