Blogs - Save our Buses
Martin Abrams writes our blogs on Buses
"...The vital role that rural buses play, linking people to shops, jobs, services, friends and family, should not be underestimated..."
29 September 2015
Today the Department for Transport’s Annual Bus Statistics were published and they made for pretty grim reading. The headline figures showed a fall of 27 million passenger bus journeys taken in England since last year.
24 July 2015
This week we visited the beautiful Shropshire village of Ditton Priors. Sadly this village is really feeling the impacts of cuts to local bus funding. There are now no bus services running to or from the village meaning many of the local residents have been cut off completely.
02 July 2015
The Government has committed to a new Buses Bill, which will give greater powers to some city councils over bus provisions in their area. The Government is currently consulting on how this bill should take shape, and we've been asked to take part. We'd very much like to hear your thoughts. [Note...
18 June 2015
Since last year, Sarah Horton, who runs the 'Don't Cut Buses in Fleet and Church Crookham' Campaign has been tirelessly fighting to get her local buses reinstated. Sarah has very kindly written a guest blog about her campaign here...
15 May 2015
Today is a dark day for bus users in Hertfordshire. After almost a year of campaigning, 23,000 petition signatures, 6,500 consultation responses, multiple protests, street stalls, local meetings and the hard work of many local people, Hertfordshire County Council’s Highways and Waste Management...
14 April 2015
Thanks to the hard work and generous pledges of hundreds of supporters, we reached our goal of £5,000 on our Bus Rescue Mission crowdfunding campaign!
13 April 2015
Stephanie and Sarah's bus trip to their local hospital used to take less than an hour. Now it takes up to four hours, thanks to service cuts. So our Local Transport Campaigner, Martin, is accompanying them on their journey today. Follow his live blog here!
30 March 2015
We’re halfway into our Bus Rescue Mission crowdfunding campaign, and we’ve seen a great response, with local groups and individuals pledging hundreds and helping to spread the word about the buses crisis!
17 March 2015
Local Councils are on the front line of Central Government austerity, having faced near 50 per cent cuts in Government funding since 2010 and are often criticised for then making cuts to council services. However, many councils are looking at new and innovative ways of mitigating against funding...
16 March 2015
On Tuesday 10 March Richard Worrall and a small group of pensioners from Walsall Pensioners Convention, along with others from across the country, set off for London, taking local buses all the way from the Midlands to the Capital City using their Concessionary Bus Passes. On Wednesday they...