To update where we are at with the campaign for those who don't follow facebook. https://www.facebook.com/dontcutourbuses
Stagecoach are currently reviewing the results of a survey they undertook of passengers. In July they will announce the changes they are going to make in September. We will not know how successful our campaign has been until then. They will not run services that are not considered to be commercially viable and it is likely that our campaign will need to continue afterwards. So many people have told us they desperately need a bus to Frimley Park hospital especially. The other parts of the route are also important: We need a good bus service around Fleet and to Aldershot.
To: Head of Passenger Transport, Hampshire County Council and Managers of Stagecoach Group PLC.
Don't cut buses in Fleet and Church Crookham.
We, the people of Fleet and Church Crookham, ask that the number 72 bus services between Fleet and Aldershot are retained, that Quetta Park, Crookham village and Zebon Copse remain connected to the bus service and that the numbers 77 and 30 remain in service.
Why is this important?
Residents of Fleet and Church Crookham are alarmed and dismayed to learn that there will be severe and substantial cuts to the bus services in our area. Under these proposals Bus 72 will no longer go to Aldershot from Fleet, instead replacing the number 30 to Farnborough, thus preventing people from getting to work in Aldershot and children from much of Fleet being able to get to All Hallows School and Sixth Form college. There will be no buses between Fleet and Aldershot. The number 30 as well as going to Farnborough serves as a school bus service to Calthorpe Park School from Ancells Farm. Bus 77 is going to be cut, meaning that children will no longer be able to get the bus to Calthorpe Park School – this at a time when Calthorpe Park School is rapidly expanding. Getting to Frimley Park hospital will become much more challenging. Furthermore Pondtail, Crookham village, Zebon Copse and Quetta Park will no longer have any scheduled bus service at all, isolating many in these communities. This will be a severe disadvantage for elderly and disabled people in our area along with many young people.