Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans is vigorously opposing the proposed changes by Lancashire County Council to the Bowland Transit bus service.
The decision to review the operation of the Bowland Transit bus service and to consider proposals to revise the route and timetable – to operate a reduced service between Clitheroe and Settle on Tuesdays and Saturdays only – was published on August 19th and a decision is to be made on October 10th.
Mr Evans said: “I simply do not want to see any reduction in the Bowland Transit service. The bus route serves an incredibly rural area of the Ribble Valley which by its very nature is remote. Many of the residents are elderly and do not have access to vehicles.
“It cannot have escaped the Council’s attention that we are currently fighting to save Slaidburn Country Practice which serves the same residents as the bus service. It seems grossly unfair that the infrastructure that serves this area is being systematically targeted to the detriment of the community. I will vigorously oppose the proposed changes to the bus service.”