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To: Stagecoach West Scotland

Reinstate Evening bus service to Locharbriggs and Heathhall

Reinstate Evening bus service to Locharbriggs and Heathhall

The evening service No1/2 has not been reinstated since the pandemic. Ten thousand people cannot get a bus to or from Dumfries town and are therefore excluded from being part of the rest of the town in a form of apartheid.We therefore cannot visit people, go to work or partake in social activities if we are not willing to walk up to four miles there ,and the same back

Why is this important?

Please join the campaign to put pressure on the Stagecoach company and on Dumfries and Galloway Council and Swestrans to provide their customers and community with a decent evening bus service like we had before.

Dumfries, UK

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2022-07-04 16:12:58 +0100

Officers responsible for this decision that we know of:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/rTs7ixj5fwvBexZv6

2022-07-04 12:52:16 +0100

Here is a link to the petition to stop them ditching the Dumfries to Edinburgh bus and to replace it with an hourly coach like they run to Glasgow
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https://m.facebook.com/groups/1549856651917116/permalink/3372829122953184/?sfnsn=scwspmo&ref=share

2022-07-02 13:15:42 +0100

That's us over 200. Keep sharing it if you can. The more we get the more they will realise how unhappy we are with the provision of evening buses and the harm they are doing to people's social, working and family lives. I will send a letter to local papers with info about the petition in it. Please feel free to publicise it any way you like. It's not mine! Print it off if you like if people are not online or find it hard to find or use. Or fill it in for them.
When we get enough as I say I will print it off and hand it in and get local press to witness it, better than just sending it in online Probably in a month or mid August before schools return, less impact when people on holiday and don't want it to be swallowed up by the campaign against the cancellation of the buses to Edinburgh which will obviously be much bigger and is more urgent as they plan to stop them in mid August, gobsmacking though that is.

2022-07-01 13:23:41 +0100

I see there is an article in the Courier today on the disgraceful axing of buses next month from Dumfries to Edinburgh and Dumfries to Castle Douglas. Our petition also gets a mention much to my surprise so hopefully we will get more signatures. Please share it with friends also on any social media. Once we have enough and it looks like we won't get any more I will organise an event to hand it in to Stagecoach and the Council. Probably that will be in August once the trades holidays are past.

2022-06-30 17:23:01 +0100

I am glad to say the petition is now gathering pace and has 134 signatures. Many thanks. Please keep sharing it. I note that they have now decided to remove all services to Edinburgh from mid August after Swestrans removed support. So I expect another petition will be put together. This from Emma Harper and other MSPs on the route.

2022-06-30 13:00:15 +0100

100 signatures reached

2022-06-30 09:23:09 +0100

50 signatures reached

2022-06-30 07:27:58 +0100

25 signatures reached

2022-06-29 23:31:24 +0100

10 signatures reached