To: Norfolk County Council

Save the Coasthopper Bus Service

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765 Action Committee Holt Norfolk

We won!

It's been announced that bus services on the popular Coasthopper route along the North Norfolk Coast will continue to run.

http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2018-03-08/coasthopper-bus-service-saved/

Save the Coasthopper Bus Service

We urge the County Council to work with the other bus companies - Eastern Counties, Lynx Buses, Konnect Bus and Sanders Coaches - to make sure the Coasthopper continues to run with another bus company.

Why is this important?

Coasthopper bus service has operated on the Norfolk coast for twenty one years, giving vital connections to allow people to do their shopping or go out seeing friends. The service operates all year round. It must continue to operate with a new bus company not get scrapped. The coasthopper is needed. We can't lose this wonderful reliable bus service, even if Stagecoach don't realise this service is loved and people want to continue to travel on the service!

Norfolk Green bus company operated the Coasthopper bus service from 1997. It was founded in 1990 by Tony Haynes. He was a gentleman and knew how to run an excellent bus service.

Now after the takeover, stagecoach are proposing to withdraw the Coasthopper bus service completely, as it pulls completely out of Norfolk with the closure of the former Norfolk Green depot in Kings Lynn. This is so sad as Norfolk Green was the best bus company ever. They cared about their customers and gave the best service. So now Tony Haynes' legecy is being destroyed by Stagecoach!


Reasons for signing

  • A wonderful service that many older people would miss.
  • It is excellent in enabling walkers to undertake long one way walks along the coast.
  • Because I live in Sheringham and this bus service is extremely important to our town and the tourist industry we have here.

Updates

2018-07-06 16:36:38 +0100

If you need to contact the 765 Action Committee then email us at 765actioncommittee@gmail.com we will then reply to your email OK!

2018-06-20 16:24:56 +0100

You look at this situation now as Norfolk Green ceased to exist as we had kind friendly drivers, comfortable buses and reliable bus services! Now we are left with a pathetic shambles after 21 years as sanders are always LATE or never turn up, drivers are rude and misrable and buses are dirty falling to bits. Tony Haynes had created the greatest bus company that ever operated in East Anglia he not only ran Norfolk Green as his business he cared about passengers as Tony was my best friend I'm glad I knew him and I miss him so much I salute Mr Tony Haynes thank you for Creating Norfolk Green we all miss it that Stagecoach destroyed Tony's creation I don't ever forgive them for this as we should get a better bus company for Norfolk!!!!!

2018-06-08 13:44:56 +0100

The tragedy here is the Coasthopper has gone from being operated by Norfolk Green an excellent bus to now being operated by Sanders Coaches a useless unreliable mess as you can't rely on them as they are always late or never turn up at all as Charles Sanders is a Pratt unlike his father Norman who ran a good service as the 765 Action Committee exists to get better reliable bus services and stop useless crap bus companies like Sanders and Stagecoach from putting passengers through hell as we won't support them and do all we can to remove them from services as there's the Tony Haynes way of doing things that works that's why in his memory this fight continues!!

2018-06-06 18:02:51 +0100

So Stagecoach is no more in Norfolk as a worthless crap bus company destroyed Norfolk Green Tony Haynes creation as it makes me cry what this wonderful man did as I'm proud of the fact he was my best friend and my wonderful memories of spending time with him! God Bless you Tony thanks for creating Norfolk Green we all miss you and your now defunct bus company but the Coasthopper still runs!!

2018-05-28 15:01:09 +0100

When you loose a bus company Norfolk Green that existed 21years as Tony Haynes knew what he had created not just his business but a company that really cared about its customers! Stagecoach took over Norfolk Green making a shambles of Tony's creation then calling it the stupid abysmal name Stagecoach in Norfolk its meaningless as Norfolk Green meant something to people they loved travelling on the buses and now its no more! The service running from Kings Lynn to Wells is now operated by Lynx Buses and called the Coastliner while the section between Wells and Cromer is now operated by Sanders Coaches still called the Coasthopper but tracicly Sanders are hopeless and unreliable don't rely on them as the 765 Action Committee doesn't support sanders as we only support good reliable bus companies and they ain't one!!

2018-05-03 19:29:10 +0100

In the 1980s I lived in Blakeney and you would be on the Quay waiting for the bus and then this Eastern Counties Bristol VR decker comes round the corner as my friend Amy would say are you going to Yarmouth I'd say this and you jump on the Coastliner and down Yarmouth you went have a great time! Now its time to revive this great service and get Eastern Counties running services along the Coast running in conjunction with the Coasthopper. Sanders pathetic excuse for a service is beyond the joke go to North Walsham and you have to change to their crap service to Yarmouth so get rid of this Abysmal Disgrace of a service and bring back the 780 Coastliner run by Eastern Counties it ended in 1997 now we want it back running with the Coasthopper so let's do it and stuff Sanders!!

2018-05-02 19:39:45 +0100

Sanders are useless as bad as Stagecoach always late or never turn up as they are an Abysmal shambles so give the Coastliner back as it was let Eastern Counties run it and Sanders with their Basil Fawlty attitude is a lot to be desired. A connecting 765 service to Norwich would be great as its simply connect to the city theres no place for Sanders and it must loose its monopoly absolutely as they once had competition from Konnectbus and Norfolk Green and before that from Eastern Counties so Stop the Monopoly as Sanders are crap!!

2018-05-02 13:54:46 +0100

The Coast hopper might have been saved but the shambles service offered by sanders to North Walsham is pathetic as the Coastliner should run fully in conjunction with the Coasthopper as it runs from Sheringham to Lowestoft direct from giving direct links along the coast all year round not the stupid detour that sanders propose! There is the wrong way to this or the Tony Haynes way of doing things and that's how it should be after all he founded Norfolk Green so put the Coastliner back running it in conjunction with the Coasthopper so get it done now!

2018-04-30 19:38:49 +0100

Lynx Buses are to extend their Coastliner service from Wells to Fakenham so there is a direct link to the town. Sanders Coaches are to extend their Coasthopper service from Sheringham to North Walsham which isn't too good aswe want the full Coastliner service running in conjunction with the Coasthopper!!

2018-04-19 12:00:09 +0100

You little ripper we have saved the Coasthopper as Tony Haynes legacy has been saved a wonderful man who created Norfolk Green a bus company that truly cared about its customers! Stagecoach are simply a rotten disgrace they are closing the former Norfolk Green bus depot in Kings Lynn pulling out of Norfolk well they are an Abysmal disgrace and we can celebrate that crap bus company will no longer be here! God bless you Tony we won it for you!!

2018-04-18 17:23:51 +0100
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Petition is successful with 10,965 signatures

2018-04-14 18:55:50 +0100

We at the 765 Action Committee believe in good bus services but we don't support monopolies so Sanders Slow Coaches Limited should have competition as they once had Norfolk Green and Konnectbus in the Holt area as Sanders services are crap they are always late or never turn up. There needs to be new competitive bus companies so passengers can travel with a good bus company not shit Sanders as it needs to stop so let's be doing it needs it OK!

2018-03-25 22:41:58 +0100

I know Tony Haynes if he was still alive he would be proud of what ive done to safeguard his Legacy and keep alive the memories of Norfolk Green the wonderful bus company he created! Stagecoach are trying to destroy this with their pathetic attitude and closing the former Norfolk Green Bus Depot in Kings Lynn we lost Norfolk Green but we aint going to loose the Coast Hopper its vital for the area!

2018-03-11 17:06:52 +0000

What does branding mean when Tony Haynes created Norfolk Green he knew it meant something to people after all Norfolk is a green county! Stagecoach means nothing its just a BIG PHAT USELESS COMPANY as they have high fares and their services are completely useless and Stagecoach in Norfolk means nothing to the people of Norfolk its a meaningless pathetic stupid name for an incomputant abysmal excuse for a bus company who soon wont be here anymore so its good riddance to bad rubbish!!

2018-03-08 00:10:06 +0000

The 765 Action Committee exists to bring back Seventies style bus network to East Anglia and we campaign to reinstate vital bus sevices that have vanished but are needed to give vital bus links to passengers! We don't support useless unreliable bus companies that waste peoples time the main two are Sanders and Stagecoach. We fully support and work together with Eastern Counties, Konnectbus, Lynx Buses, and Borderbus. Lost routes we want back in this area are 765.775.774.763,780,36, and the Coasthopper this now must happen so jump on board the 765 Action Committee and enjoy a better journey to better bus services!!!!

2018-03-05 22:26:24 +0000

When Tony Haynes got the idea of creating his own bus company he thought of a name that would mean something about Norfolk so the name he came up with was NORFOLK GREEN! Tony did this not only to be his business but he created a company that cared about its customers it gave excellent service and was very reliable! However in 2014 Stagecoach took over Norfolk Green they said they would keep the name Tony had given the company but then these idiots change it to Stagecoach in Norfolk what a pathetic meaningless worthless name it now means nothing so Stagecoach can get out of Norfolk and another company will run the Coasthopper!

2018-03-03 22:33:09 +0000

We are in a situation where the Government isn't interested in public transport it slashes funding to bus service subsidies and obliterates the Intergrated bus network that has been established over the last twenty years! If they get their way we shall be back in the Eighties where some villages got one bus a week and in a lot of cases nothing at all. This cuts people off from the real world as many villages no longer have a village shop or Post Office and taxis cost a fortune and there needs to be someone to stop this that's what the 765 Action Committee is here for so join our Campaign!

2018-03-03 19:50:28 +0000

We live in a situation where vital bus services are threatened with a Doctor Beeching Style Axe this would leave many places with no bus service and at the 765 ACTION COMMITTEE we are not going back to crap eighties style bus services! Sign our petition to bring back services 765/775 it was run by Eastern Counties and ran from Blakeney to Norwich via Holt and connects to the Coasthopper so lets get it back!!

2018-03-03 16:51:51 +0000

10,000 signatures reached

2018-02-28 23:27:55 +0000

I want to share this memory I had come on Eastern Counties from Norwich and arrived at Cromer Bus Station getting off the bus and I noticed a Norfolk Green bus was waiting in the Bus Station. I walked over climbing on board it was Tony Haynes Norfolk Greens founder and I sat down having a chat with him and I knew I would get home to Blakeney fast where I was living at the time! Tony Haynes died three years ago he was my best friend and a Gentleman as I miss Tony so much its very painful as I am proud I knew the man who created the Greatest Bus Company to ever operate in East Anglia. I now fight to protect the Legacy of a man who was a Legend and I will not allow Pathetic Stagecoach destroy the fond memories I have of him and Norfolk Green that's why the 765 Action Committee exists to bring an Intergrated Public Transport Network to East Anglia not a Slashed cut back mess like in the eighties so sign our other petitions and together we can make it great by doing it THE TONY HAYNES WAY!!

2018-02-28 11:30:55 +0000

Stagecoach should I feel rename their company to Slowcoach buses limited as they are so slow and unreliable unlike Tony Haynes Norfolk Green used to be. Maybe they can merge with Sanders Slow Coaches Limited as they take a Month of Sundays to get nowhere so I think the two unreliable crap bus companies together would be a good thing!!!!

2018-02-26 22:35:09 +0000

Stagecoach now run on like a bullock with a belly ache saying thay want to keep the Coasthopper service. Are they living in cloud cuckoo land as they closing the former Norfolk Green bus depot in Kings Lynn and moving out of Norfolk! What else do you expect from an extremely thick ignorant excuse for a bus company!

2018-02-25 18:53:54 +0000

I want to share this memory it was a Thursday it had been snowing but went to Sheringham with Tom who was a driver on the Coast Hopper and when we got to Sheringham, Tom said I want a bowl of soup from ROY BOYS CAFE so we walked down there talking to Roy enjoying our Tomato soup it was lovely and warm in the cold snowy weather! We have to save this service for the future and if Stagecoach wanna war they simply cant win it they are too useless for that!

2018-02-25 13:26:06 +0000

I want to pay tribute to bus driver Tom who used to drive the bus on the Coasthopper Service for Norfolk Green as he was a wonderful man so kind and he loved his Liquoice Allsorts hed buy a huge bag of them from the discount shop in Sheringham now defunct and eat them on the bus what a treat for Tom I have my memories of this that's why im fighting to keep this as we need the Coasthopper saved!!!!

2018-02-25 13:10:40 +0000

I wanna pay tribute to Ben Colson former Managing Director of Norfolk Green as he ran the company well in its later years as Ben listened to customers and took on ideas for new services as he often was a driver on the Coathopper bus service. Well its gone we cant bring it back Norfolk Green is no more due to this Pathetic Shambles known as Stagecoach, We work together too with Eastern Counties to reinstate the Coastliner bus service that will in fact operate with the Coasthopper service and expand this service from Cromer to Lowestoft that's how you get this mess sorted out created by Stagecoach you do it the TONY HAYNES WAY!!!!

2018-02-24 14:12:46 +0000

NORFOLK GREEN wanted to operate other sevices in Nofolk they ran the X98 to Kings Lynn after EASTERN COUNTIES contract to run this service was terminated and this ran very well! Now tragicly we will bever ever know what NORFOLK GREEN would have done expanding its services kicking SANDERS out they are gone but we got wonderful memories!

2018-02-24 14:03:49 +0000

I spoke to Lynx Buses they say they are interested in taking on the Coasthopper as they could carry on from where Norfolk Green left off! Why the hell did Stagecoach take over Norfolk Green if it was their sole aim to destroy the company! Stagecoach are an ignorant bunch of tossers and their bus services are crap worser than Sanders and they are useless so lets get Lynx Buses and Eastern Counties running the Coasthopper!!

2018-02-23 22:44:34 +0000

We have lost something this is painful it makes you cry as traveling on the Coasthopper you met drivers like Tony, Tom and Bob they became your friends it was abit like a Real Life On The Buses but without Blakey and im going to miss Norfolk Green we all loved travelling on the buses but that's gone so CHEERS TONY thanks for creating Norfolk Green!

2018-02-23 16:00:13 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2018-02-23 14:36:27 +0000

Stagecoach continue to make pathetic excuses over their reasons for closing the Former Norfolk Green Depot in Kings Lynn and scraping the Coasthopper as they are extremely Rude and don't care one bit they are useless we must get this service saved!!

2018-02-19 22:48:05 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2018-02-19 12:04:57 +0000

500 signatures reached

2018-02-18 08:16:42 +0000

100 signatures reached

2018-02-17 17:27:26 +0000

50 signatures reached

2018-02-17 09:49:10 +0000

25 signatures reached

2018-02-16 22:21:04 +0000

10 signatures reached