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To: North Yorkshire County Council

NO MORE BUS CUTS IN NORTH YORKSHIRE!

NO MORE BUS CUTS IN NORTH YORKSHIRE!

Please don't make any more damaging cuts to services that are essential to so many people - workers, tourists, the elderly, schoolchildren and anyone for whom a car is not an option.

Why is this important?

NYCC has already made subsidy cuts to bus services of a whopping £2 million in 2013/2014 - the highest in the UK - and now it wants to cut an extra £500,000 in 2016. Buses are a lifeline for so many, for both practical and social reasons. If a person cannot drive, or doesn't have access to transport, why should they be disadvantaged further? If somebody relies on the bus to get to work, why should they worry - again - that they may not be able to get there? You never know when you may need a bus so please don't take them for granted. They are a necessity and not a luxury.

Here's my story: I've been using the 31x between Easingwold and Helmsley on an almost daily basis for several years to get to work. It's clean, reliable and a safe way to get to a lovely rural part of the world that is very popular with tourists. NYCC is thinking of cutting my two regular journeys to term-time only, with unacceptable cuts to the rest of the service which will effectively reduce it to three days a week and two journeys a day - one from and one to Helmsley - and nothing at all at the weekend.

You can find full proposal information here:
www.northyorks.gov.uk/bussubsidy
DON'T LET NYCC CUT OR FRAGMENT ANY MORE SERVICES.


Reasons for signing

  • To enable people hit by rural isolation to live effective lives
  • Rural areas need a good reliable bus service .
  • We live in a rural area & need our bus service

Updates

2015-08-13 08:23:20 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2015-08-12 18:17:04 +0100

500 signatures reached

2015-06-14 20:29:50 +0100

100 signatures reached

2015-06-08 12:00:53 +0100

50 signatures reached

2015-06-07 21:01:27 +0100

25 signatures reached

2015-05-31 16:49:47 +0100

10 signatures reached