No.4 Bus – Where do we go from here?

bus4jpgOn Friday 7th February NYCC Transport Scrutiny Committee reopened the arguments around the savage cuts to essential bus services across North Yorkshire including the popular No.4 service in Ramshill. This followed pressure from a group of Councillors, including me, who had been opposed to these cuts. Unsurprisingly, this included the eight Tory Councillors who voted to support the decision to go ahead with the cuts, in spite of our opposition, and the remaining Labour, Lib Dem and Independents voted against the cuts. So where does that leave us? NYCC have offered a replacement service operating Monday to Friday from 10am until approximately 2.30pm. This will use the existing Access buses which transport adults with disabilities early in the morning and later in the afternoon. More

Hopes fade for No 4 bus service

North Yorkshire County Council Executive has voted unanimously in favour of its proposals to cut bus subsidies across North Yorkshire. This will affect a number of services in Scarborough, but none more severely than the No.4 service from Scarborough town centre to Holbeck which will be axed from April 2014.

Please let me know how these cuts are likely to affect you.

Having attended the Transport Scrutiny Committee meeting in December and persuading them to vote unanimously to ask the Executive to retain the No.4 service, hopes were raised that the Executive would see sense. To ensure the best outcome for residents of Ramshill, I attended the Executive meeting last Tuesday (21st Jan) and gave an impassioned speech pleading with the Executive to retain the bus which serves the whole Ramshill community especially those who are older or disabled. I was also on Radio York both before and after the meeting together with Yorkshire Coast Radio and the Scarborough News to publicise again the inequality of the proposal and the subsequent decision. More

Cautious Thumbs up for Sports Village

Members of the Labour Group on Scarborough Council have welcomed a decision to push ahead with proposals to develop a sports village in the Town; despite having serious concerns about the way in which the scheme is being managed. More