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Archive for the ‘Buses’ Category

Which statement about the number 28 bus is true?

by Jill Hope on 27 March, 2011

THERE ARE some rumours going round West Hunsbury about the No. 28 bus: A bus driver was reported as saying that the service was going to end in May Someone else was going to announce that the bus had been saved for certain, at least until 5th September. But neither statement is true! The simple […]

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Carers’ Bus Passes Cut by Conservatives

by Jill Hope on 25 March, 2011

TALK ABOUT  adding insult to injury. The Conservative County Council have cut lollipop ladies and gentlemen; they have cut grants to many voluntary groups, they have cut 900 jobs, but the unkindest cut of all is probably one of the smallest. Companion travellers who accompany people who are entitled to a free bus pass have […]

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How I would solve the problems with the buses

by Jill Hope on 12 March, 2011

PEOPLE in Northampton are  always moaning about local buses. They frequently blame “The Council”. I’m only going to say this once…..the council no longer runs the bus service. When it’s bad it’s not the council’s fault. Mrs Thatcher privatised the council’s buses. They were sold off for much less than they were worth, creating several […]

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THE CONSERVATIVE County Council has now passed its budget, removing most of the money it used to provide to subsidise bus routes. Although the new budget starts on 1 April, the arrangements with the bus companies are on 3 months’ notice, so nothing will happen immediately. Council officers will be asking bus companies whether they […]

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NORTHAMPTONSHIRE County Council cuts up to 900 jobs, turns off half the street lights, drops bus subsidies, scraps lollipop men and women…..but it has managed to find £2m for council leader Jim Harker’s vanity project – the Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP). The county council’s bid for a Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) was rejected by the […]

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Sign our Bus Petition

by Jill Hope on 21 February, 2011

If the Hunsbury loop for the No. 28 bus is cut because the Conservative County Council cannot subsidise the service any longer, many people living in West Hunsbury will suffer. If you want to object to the possible loss of this service, please sign our petition. It will be presented to the County Council budget […]

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Lib Dems Call to Action on West Hunsbury Buses

by Jill Hope on 31 January, 2011

Bus services 28 and 12 to West Hunsbury are both  under threat from the Conservative-led County Council – “Outrageous” says Jill Hope. You can read all about this current story in our February West Hunsbury Focus here. Jill Hope is organising a petition to be presented to the County Council. Contact Jill if you want […]

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