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No more bus cuts in North Yorkshire, say campaigners

11 June 2015

Sign our petition and say NO to more damaging cuts to essential bus services, urge campaigners


North Yorkshire County Council plan to make £500,000 of bus subsidy cuts in 2016 on top of £2m worth of cuts already made in 2013/2014 and our Buses in Crisis report has shown this level of cuts to be the worst in the country.

These huge cuts in bus funding made by the council have led to bus services being severely affected with the loss of 90 different bus services leaving many communities with little or no public transport.  

This decision by the council is totally unacceptable and we urge people to sign our petition to help fight against these unjust cuts.

Local campaigner,Tracy Battensby, said:

“Using a bus is the only form of transport available to many people who rely on them to get to work, visit friends and family, get to the shops or attend hospital.

More cuts to bus services will have a devastating effect on peoples lives so it is urgent people sign our petition to reject the proposals and send a clear message to the council – No more bus cuts!”  

Martin Abrams, Public Transport Campaigner at Campaign for Better Transport said:

“These cuts will have a huge impact on people living in rural areas and it is important that people speak out against these damaging cuts to local bus services.

By signing the petition people can show how much they care and it really can make a difference.”