SAVE OUR HERTFORDSHIRE BUS SERVICES
TO: HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Hertfordshire County Council is planning to cut funding so that on Sundays very few bus services would run. The exceptions are direct routes to Hertfordshire hospitals that would run only until 7.30pm. From Mondays to Saturdays most routes would no longer run after 7.30pm. We object to this short-sighted and potentially damaging plan that would severely restrict people's travel opportunities. We call on the County Council to maintain the current level of bus services and to promote, expand and improve buses for everyone. If other councils in England can do that why can’t Hertfordshire? The County Council will be failing in its duty by not seeking ways of continuing running current bus services despite the current economic climate.
Why is this important?
· Buses play a significant role in the wider economy and society and keeping our town centres vibrant · More that five billion bus journeys are made every year in the UK, more than three times the journeys by train · Research show that buses hold the economy together Cuts to bus services would severely restrict people's ability for travel: · to and from work · visiting friends and relatives · access education and training · access to hospitals, doctors, dentists and other medical services · access to leisure activities including town and countryside locations Fewer buses will mean more traffic congestion, more pollution and delays – which will affect us all. Even if you signed our previous petition it is important to sign this one since Hertfordshire County Council will not take into account previous petitions for its new consultation. Find out more at
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