Edgworth Bus Service Saved from Axe Following Campaign

After learning that the Arriva 537 was to terminate at Bromley Cross from the end of October, Jake, Councillors Colin and Jean Rigby and local villagers launched a campaign to save it.

 

Following hundreds of leaflets and posters and a petition that was signed by 700 people, the bus service will now be protected until March 2014.

 

“It’s really important that Edgworth has a decent bus service and I’m delighted with this outcome.

 

“We have made huge progress from the initial proposal of simply ‘abolishing’ our bus service to one where, with just a few changes, we can hopefully preserve the service for everyone in Edgworth and the surrounding communities.

 

“I’d like to put on record my thanks to everyone who came out for our action day and signed the petition.

 

“Our work, however, is not over and we need to encourage more residents to use the bus service over the coming weeks and months to makes sure that we retain it for good.”

 

A 'use it or lose it' action day will be held on Saturday October 19th from 12.30pm at The Barlow Institute, Edgworth, where Jake and local campaigners will be letting everyone know what they can do to keep the service for good. 

 

For more information contact Jake by email at jake.berry.mp@parliament.uk or telephone 01254 701 258.