Blogs - Save our Buses
Find out more about our campaign to Save Our Buses.
17 March 2015
Local Councils are on the front line of Central Government austerity, having faced near 50 per cent cuts in Government funding since 2010 and are often criticised for then making cuts to council services. However, many councils are looking at new and innovative ways of mitigating against funding...
16 March 2015
On Tuesday 10 March Richard Worrall and a small group of pensioners from Walsall Pensioners Convention, along with others from across the country, set off for London, taking local buses all the way from the Midlands to the Capital City using their Concessionary Bus Passes. On Wednesday they...
09 March 2015
The 'Don't Cut us Off' campaign has been working tirelessly to save their Saturday bus service after it was threatened with being withdrawn. Last week the campaign with other local bus user groups from around Somerset organised a public meeting with local councillors and bus operators. Sparks...
03 March 2015
As a campaigner it is often easy to get overwhelmed or burnt out with the regular doom and gloom scenarios you are faced with, that’s why when good news comes, it’s vital to jump up and down and shout it from the rooftops.
14 January 2015
Great news! Today the Department for Transport announced that there is a new £4 million fund for a number of ‘Total Transport’ pilots.
06 November 2014
We're supporting a schools competition to find new ways to make buses more accessible for people with visual or hearing impairments.
16 September 2014
North Yorkshire has seen some of the worst cuts to bus services in the whole of the UK, and as a result many people have been cut off and left without any bus service at all. An area of the Yorkshire Dales called Swaledale suffered this fate, but luckily there were people in the community who...
26 August 2014
Dorset has seen some of the biggest cuts to buses in the whole of the country. Rural buses are being cut as are evening and weekend services that connect people to jobs, eductation and training. The people of Dorset are not taking this lying down however and local campaigners are fighting back...
28 July 2014
Last week the Government’s Transport Select Committee published a report on Passenger Transport in Isolated Communities. We welcome this report which is at times a damning portrait of the current lack of public transport in isolated areas. This report provides a detailed look at why it is...
04 July 2014
Natalie Ntim is Assistant National Officer for Unison and has recently written a report entitled 'Counting the cost: how cuts are shrinking women's lives'. This crucial report delves into how cuts to Local Authority budgets are having a disproportionate and hugely detrimental impact on women's...