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..."
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...
09 March 2015
The 'Don't Cut us Off' campaign has been working tirelessly to save their Saturday bus service after it was threatened with being withdrawn. Last week the campaign with other local bus user groups from around Somerset organised a public meeting with local councillors and bus operators. Sparks...
03 March 2015
As a campaigner it is often easy to get overwhelmed or burnt out with the regular doom and gloom scenarios you are faced with, that’s why when good news comes, it’s vital to jump up and down and shout it from the rooftops.
14 January 2015
Great news! Today the Department for Transport announced that there is a new £4 million fund for a number of ‘Total Transport’ pilots.
06 November 2014
We're supporting a schools competition to find new ways to make buses more accessible for people with visual or hearing impairments.