D-Day approaches over bus cuts

The Number 5 bus en route between Chipping and Longridge

The Number 5 bus en route between Chipping and Longridge

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As D-Day approaches for rural services including buses and libraries, local campaigners have vowed to keep fighting.

Tomorrow Lancashire County Council will meet to decide on a raft of £65m cuts – among the things under threat are subsidies for rural buses to communities including Longridge, Chipping and Ribchester.

Local campaigners will be outside County Hall imploring councillors to save the services that are described as a lifeline to rural communities.

Chipping Save Our Bus campaign chairman Sharon Pinkett said: “Things are hotting up and there is a lot of anger – feelings are running very high.”

Longridge library is also under threat after the council revealed plans to close down either Longridge or Mellor library.

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